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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