Power is slowly returning to the storm-damaged town of Reading (RED-ing), Kansas. Utility crews hope to have electricity restored to 30-percent of the town by the end of today (MON). But water and sewer service remain unavailable -- and no timetable has been established for restoring those services. In the wake of deadly and damaging tornadoes over the weekend, Governor Sam Brownback is calling for more storm preparedness.
The governor made the comments today (MON) after touring the town of Reading, where nearly every structure suffered some kind of damage. Brownback says storm season is fully underway, after what had been a somewhat quiet month of May.
Thunderstorms are in the forecast for eastern Kansas tonight (MON) and the National Weather Service is predicting a potentially dangerous storm system to develop tomorrow (TUE). For information on how to create your own disaster readiness kit, log on to www.KSReady.gov.