County Offers "Weather 101" on March 8th

February 28, 2022


Douglas County Emergency Management is offering “Weather 101” at 6:30 p.m. on March 3. This educational class will be in Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., and it is open to anyone at no cost. It will include information about severe thunderstorm development, identification of storm features and safety tips.

Douglas County Emergency Management is offering “Weather 101” at 6:30 p.m. on March 3. This educational class will be in Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., and it is open to anyone at no cost. It will include information about severe thunderstorm development, identification of storm features and safety tips.

In conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week which runs March 7-11, 2022, you are invited to join Emergency Management on March 8 for the Statewide Tornado Drill at 10 a.m. DCEM will activate and test the outdoor warning sirens and encourages Douglas County residents and businesses to use the event to test their emergency plans. 

During the spring, Douglas County is at higher risk for severe weather that can include damaging winds, large hail, flooding and tornadoes. “It’s up to each of us to know the right steps to take in order to ensure our safety when severe weather strikes,” Emergency Management Deputy Director Jillian Rodrigue said. 

Rodrigue encourages Douglas County residents to sign up for emergency alerts through the Northeast Kansas Regional Notification System at http://dgcoks.org/notify

For information about severe weather safety, visit: http://dgcoks.org/swaw.