Governor Brownback signs proclamation for Severe Weather Awareness Week

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - With severe weather season coming up, Governor Brownback wants Kansans to be prepared.

He signed a proclamation Friday declaring March 6-10 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas.

During the week, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management will place special emphasis on reminding Kansas to be mindful of severe weather alerts and make sure they are prepared.

Angee Morgan, the Deputy Director of KDEM, says to check your home emergency kit to make sure it has everything you need. She says you should replace outdated items, make sure flashlights and other battery-operated radios are working and test back-up batteries. Morgan also says if you don't have an emergency kit, now is a good time to put one together.

Morgan said Severe Weather Awareness Week is a good time to sit down with your family and review your home emergency plan.