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Kansas tornado season here

May 4, 2016 —      An easy way to remember what should be done when a tornado warning is issued is to follow the National Weather Ser­vice’s advice and “DUCK” — go DOWN to the lowest level of the building, get UNDER some­thing sturdy, COVER your head and KEEP in the shelter until the storm has passed and an all-clear has been given.      Chris Hallenbeck, from MORE

Have a plan when severe weather strikes

April 22, 2016 —       With springtime in Kansas, it’s inevitable there will be thunderstorms. And along with those storms comes lightning.      Just like with any severe weather in Kansas, the staff of the Garrison Safety Office say families should have a plan when it comes to lightning.      “Where the rain is heaviest in a thunderstorm, that’s where lightning MORE

Office staff encourages public to stay informed about severe weather threats in Fort Riley area

March 14, 2016 —      Be Informed – it’s the first tenant of the Ready Army program for preparedness.      Chris Hallenbeck from the Fort Riley Emergency Management Office said he encourages the Fort Riley community to begin thinking about severe weather because the season is right around the corner. The first step in this is knowing what the hazards are in your MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Hacking the cold, harsh winter season

January 29, 2016 — Welcome to difficult-to-predict Kansas weather and road conditions. As you may have noticed, weather reports are not always accurate. On those days where light snow is predicted, we may have a snow-apocalypse, of heavy snowfall and on days where heavy snow is predicted, we may have a negligible dusting. In either event we must be able to plan in MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley community should be ready for winter weather’s reach

January 28, 2016 —      We recently ex­perienced some hazardous winter driving conditions. We were fortunate we didn’t get the severity of snowfall seen on the east coast, but winter is not over yet. And even though this weekend is forecast to be as warm as 60 degrees, it’s not too late to revisit the winter preparedness tips and make sure we are ready in the event MORE

Snowburst: planning prepares Fort Riley for winter weather problems

January 26, 2016 — The latest wintry blast, with freezing rain, cold temperatures and snow in some places, served as a reminder that being prepared and staying informed is key to making it through the season without too much difficulty. Fort Riley’s Snowburst plan is now in effect and will be until April 30, 2016. The plan is meant to limit the impact of wintry MORE

Snowburst: planning will get Fort Riley through the winter ahead

December 8, 2015 — When wintry weather hits, Fort Riley will be ready. That is the goal of ongoing coordination efforts. The plan, named Snowburst, is in place and will be in effect from Nov. 1 to April 30, 2016. The plan was drafted and implemented by a number of Fort Riley Garrison agencies and 1st Infantry Division’s G-3 Shop. The Garrison agencies include the MORE

Plan, prepare for severe spring weather

April 22, 2015 — Editor’s note: This is the third articlein a series during March in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Month. Knowing what to do duringtornado season in Kansas can increase the safety of you, your family and allmembers of the Fort Riley community. In our region, tornadoes canoccur at any time of day or night and at any time of year, according MORE

Fort Riley, partners conduct tornado severe weather response exercises

April 17, 2015 — Fort Riley conducted asevere weather tabletop training exercise March 11. The exercise included FortRiley and 1st Infantry Division representatives, as well as local communitypartners. The exercise consisted of amock Enhanced Fujita-4, or EF4, tornado severe weather emergency in whichcritical decisions had to be made between local authorities and MORE
Fort Riley and partnering emergency management agencies participate in a spring and summer severe weather tabletop exercise March 11.

Knowledge key to tornado safety

April 14, 2015 — Editor’s note: This is the second in aseries of articles during March in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Month.As tornado seasonapproaches, it’s important to know how to be prepared should disaster strike. Kansas is part of a regionnicknamed “Tornado Alley” for a good reason, said Chris Hallenbeck, emergencymanagement specialist, Emergency MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Enjoy the weather, stay prepared

March 20, 2015 — Even as we’re getting readyto spend more time outdoors as temperatures become warmer in March, it’simportant to remember to keep ourselves and family members prepared for anyupcoming spring or summer severe weather. There’s always thepossibility of extreme weather conditions. Tornadoes, high winds, thunderstormsand floods often characterize our MORE

How to prepare for state’s severe winter weather

December 8, 2014 — There are many resources atFort Riley for community members to use in the event of severe winter weather. Chris Hallenback, emergencymanager, Plans and Protection Branch, Directorate of Plans, Training,Mobilization and Security, outlined the many ways residents and workers at FortRiley can access helpful information during extreme winter weather.  MORE

Lightning Safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

August 7, 2014 — Lightning is a hazard thataccompanies most severe weather in the spring and summer. “Lightning is veryunpredictable, which increases the risk to individuals. Most lightning deathsand/or injuries occur during the summer months during the afternoon and earlyevening,” said Chris Hallenbeck, installation emergency manager, EmergencyManagement Office, MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Now is time to prepare for severe spring, summer weather

May 20, 2014 — At last week’s Garrison Employeeand Partner Awards ceremony, we honored, among many others, the Snowburst team.This team is responsible for the process of coordinating all activities conductedon the installation related to reaction and recovery before, during and after astorm. I’m happy to say it seems winter is behind us, and I am proud to say MORE

Flash floods can be dangerous threat, preparation important

April 4, 2014 — Editor’s note: This is the thirdarticle in a series of articles during March in observance of Severe Weather AwarenessMonth. Flooding and flash floodingare the most dangerous severe weather threats throughout most areas of the country,including Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. “In our regional area, we haveexperienced full MORE