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KS Officials Set for Statewide Tornado Drill

National Weather Service logoThere may still be snow on the ground, but the National Weather Service is urging Kansans to prepare for tornado season. There is a statewide tornado drill scheduled for 1:30 this (TUE) afternoon throughout Kansas. It will include the National Weather Service as well as state and local officials. Meteorologist Brian Barjenbruch (BAR-jen-brook) says this will be an opportunity for Kansans to practice for tornado season.

Barjenbruch says the safest place to be during a tornado is an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Kansas averages about 80 tornadoes per year. Last year, the state recorded just 56 twisters.

Tornado sirens are expected to sound in most Kansas communities at 1:30 p.m. today; however, counties along the Kansas / Missouri border won't have their tornado drill until Thursday.

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