Kansas Division of Emergency Management

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With a major winter storm expected to hit parts of Kansas Friday evening, officials are offering residents tips on how to stay safe this weekend.

Sedgwick County officials suggest having enough food and water on hand to last through the storm. They also recommend having a power outage plan that includes identifying a safe place to stay and making sure generators are fueled.

An animal disease simulation exercise in central Kansas this week apparently prompted some Twitter users to question whether a real disease outbreak had been detected.

Kansas Gains Emergency Management Accreditation

Jul 8, 2013

Kansas has obtained national accreditation for the agency that oversees the state's preparations for emergencies and its responses to disasters.

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is urging Kansans who want to help the recovery in Oklahoma to make cash donations.