Shawnee County Residents, Officials Prepare For Severe Weather Season

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The snow storm we saw Monday reminds us spring can bring anything.

Shawnee County Emergency Management wants you to be ready for those severe storms right around the corner. They hosted a safety and information show Monday at Washburn University.

Local media meteorologists joined Shawnee County officials and the National Weather Service to discuss severe storm safety, preparedness and awareness.

Officials say recognizing dangers and responding accordingly are important to understanding severe weather.

"We live in Kansas, so the weather is changing," said Dusty Nichols, Deputy Director for Shawnee County Emergency Management. "I mean it snowed today, so, you never know what tomorrow is going to bring. So being ready, being prepared is a key piece to living in this part of the country especially during storm season."

13's Jeremy Goodwin and Doug Meyers addressed the crowd at Monday's event.