Kansas storms

Safety
5:33 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Reno County Warns People To Stay Out Of Water

A central Kansas county is cracking down on people who place themselves in danger in rain-swollen rivers and creeks.

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Community
10:10 am
Fri June 28, 2013

You're On Your Own To Clean Up After Thursday's Storm

Thursday's storm knocks over this tree in the Riverside neighborhood.
Credit Lu Anne Stephens / KMUW

Crews from the city of Wichita are currently clearing tree limbs and debris that fell into streets and onto public property during the Thursday night wind storm.

However, they will not pick up debris from private property owners. Instead they are encouraging homeowners to work with their trash haulers to remove debris or take it to one of four Wichita locations for a fee. 

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Weather
6:25 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Emergency Responders Want Storm Chasing Rules

The head of a group that represents Kansas emergency responders says it's time to consider rules for storm chasers.

Brian Stone is president of the Kansas Emergency Management Association. He says there should be rules to determine who can chase storms and to ensure they know what they're doing.

However, Stone concedes that he's not sure whether law officers could enforce such rules.

Three professional chasers in Oklahoma were killed Friday when a tornado turned on them in Reno, Okla.

Kansas Storms
8:50 am
Tue May 28, 2013

4 Tornadoes Hit Northeast Kansas Monday Night

At least four tornadoes hit different counties in northeast Kansas Monday night, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries, according to preliminary reports from emergency management officials.

The most significant damage was reported in and around Marysville, which is about 150 miles northwest of Kansas City near the Nebraska border. A tornado touched down about 9:50 p.m., said Bill Schwindamann, Marshall County emergency management director.

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Weather
6:34 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Weekend Tornado In Western Kansas Was An EF4

The National Weather Service says a tornado that traveled seven miles across rural western Kansas during the weekend was an EF4, with winds of 165 to 185 miles per hour.

The report from the agency's Dodge City office follows a survey of the tornado's path Saturday night in Pawnee County.

An EF4 is the second-strongest on the scale used to measure the strength of tornadoes.

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Weather
11:10 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Storm Debris? City Says You're On Your Own

The city of Wichita is not planning to collect fallen limbs or other messes from this weekend’s storm.

In a release Monday, the city said property owners are responsible for disposing of debris, none of which should be placed at the curb unless arrangements with a private hauler have been made.

Four Wichita locations are accepting storm debris for a fee: 

Transportation
3:30 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

KDOT Dropped 1.2 Million Gallons Of Brine During Historic Snowstorm

Streets are mostly clear in downtown Wichita not long after record snowfall, on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

During last month’s back-to-back snow storms, the Kansas Department of Transportation reports their snow crews pretreated and plowed nearly 880,000 miles of highway – enough to circle the earth 35 times.

BY THE NUMBERS

Winter Storms Q and Rocky (weeks of Feb. 18 and 25)

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Weather
12:15 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

National Weather Service Is Looking For Storm Spotters

May 19 tornado near Harper and Kingman county lines.
Credit Niccolò Ubalducci Photographer / flickr Creative Commons

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week for the state of Kansas, the National Weather Service is offering a storm spotter training class Tuesday night in Wichita.

Spring is the most active tornado season in Kansas.

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News
5:39 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Top Morning News 2.28.13

Bill would require drug testing for welfare recipients; Company beats out Beechcraft for plane contract; Gov. Brownback praises officials for storm response.

Drug Testing Bill Advances In Kansas Senate

The Kansas Senate has tentatively approved legislation requiring drug tests for some people seeking welfare benefits. It was approved after Senators amended it to require the same scrutiny of legislators.

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Safety
5:02 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Brownback Praises State Officials For Storm Response

Gov. Sam Brownback is praising state emergency, law enforcement and highway officials for their "all hands on deck" response to the recent snow storms.

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