State officials urge Kansans to prepare for winter weather

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Winter weather will impact parts of Kansas this week, so state officials are asking residents to be ready for the worst.

"We all know how Kansas weather can rapidly change, so be sure you are ready for whatever comes our way," Governor Laura Kelly said.

A system will start to track through the northwestern part of the state on Tuesday.

They want residents to check, or out together, a home emergency kit. It should include:
- Food
- Water Medications
- Extra clothing
- Flashlights and batteries
- Battery-operated NOAA weather radio
- other necessities

They stress you should also have a home emergency plan in place. The plan should include:
- Phone numbers
- Addresses
- Other information to keep in contact with family and friends

Because it’s so close to the holiday, they are also suggesting you know before go. The Kansas Department of Transportation has a website for current conditions at KanDrvie.org. Try not to travel if conditions become bad. If you do need to travel, make sure you have a plan in place and a kit ready if you need it.
- make sure someone knows your travel plans
- fill your car's tank with fuel
- ensure your mobile phone is charged
- make sure your car's emergency kit is up to date