Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials want people to stay safe as they travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Deputy Director Angee Morgan says people often don't prepare for a heat emergency when driving:
Morgan also wants to remind people that in hot, dry weather, it doesn't take much to start a devastating blaze. Officials are urging people to take the heat seriously, respect local burn bans, and gather fire extinguishing materials such as a water bucket or garden hose before using fireworks. A list of counties that have instituted burn bans is available here.