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Be informed, be prepared

September 18, 2014 — Fort Riley’s Emergency Managementstaff begins National Preparedness Month in September with attention to thefirst of four themes in this year’s campaign – Be Informed. Tornadoes, strongstraightline winds, hail, flooding and winter ice storms have caused seriousemergency conditions and even disasters in the Fort Riley region, including atornado that MORE

National Preparedness Month - Fort Riley honors observance with displays, National Day of Action

September 15, 2014 — President Barack Obama is urgingU.S. citizens to “honor the strength our people show in times of adversity bypreparing ourselves, our neighbors, our schools and our workplaces before disasterstrikes.” Fort Riley’s emergencymanagement staff and related agency officials will emphasize that message withplanned activities on-post throughout September – MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - September is National Preparedness Month

September 05, 2014 — Over the last several days,we’ve experienced some severe thunderstorms and power outages throughout ourregion. Although the weather may not have been as disastrous as a tornado, pandemicoutbreak or even terrorism, it was a reminder to be prepared at all times. September is National PreparednessMonth. This month talk to your family about ways to MORE

Lightning Safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

August 07, 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

Flash floods can be dangerous threat, preparation important

April 04, 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

Fort Riley prepares for severe weather

March 21, 2014 — Editor’s note: This is thefirst article in a series of articles during March in observance of Severe WeatherAwareness Month. Soon, the cold temperaturesand snow will be gone and severe thunderstorms, along with tornado season willarrive. Kansas observes Severe WeatherAwareness Week during the first week of March annually. Fort Riley observesSevere MORE