Kansas participating in Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 4-8

In conjunction with the National Weather Service, the State of Kansas will participate in the Severe Weather Preparedness Week from March 4 to 8. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, Sedgwick County Emergency Management Services will sound the severe weather sirens throughout the county.

All personnel — faculty, staff, students and guests — are expected to go to a designated shelter until the all clear is given. This drill will be educational for all involved and provide those overseeing campus safety a way of evaluating the effectiveness of WSU’s emergency preparedness during a tornado. Go to the Wichita State Tornado Shelters webpage to learn more about what to do during a tornado warning and to locate your designated shelter.

For more information, contact Andrew Clem, Environmental, Health and Safety Department director, at 316-978-7904 or email andrew.clem@wichita.edu.