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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

Preparedness month about being informed, building a kit, making a plan, getting involved

October 5, 2015 — September is NationalPreparedness Month. Themes of the month include Be Informed, Build A Kit, MakeA Plan, and Get Involved. Chris Hallenbeck, the FortRiley Emergency Manager for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization andSecurity, said that one of the key points of being prepared is making an emergencyplan for yourself and family. He said MORE

Be prepared for emergencies

October 1, 2015 — Kansas weather can presenta variety of hazards. Depending on the season, one may encounter hazards suchas tornadoes, snow, ice and severe thunderstorms. Such weather can cause poweroutages and other destruction. Therefore, it is imperative that residents be preparedfor any scenario. When putting an emergency kittogether, the basics come to mind. MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Preparedness not just a month-long event

September 24, 2015 —  The end of Preparedness Monthdoes not mean the end of being prepared. Take action now. Teach your family, builda kit together and make a plan. It is difficult to preparefor every possible situation in an emergency. The hardest thing is totake the first step in getting a plan together. Will it be perfect? Probablynot, but it’s a start. Disasters MORE

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - Being prepared includes taking precautions

September 2, 2015 — September is National PreparednessMonth. The theme this year of “Don’t Wait. Communicate,” is designed to sparkthinking about and taking precautions against local hazards. Chris Hallenbeck, the FortRiley Emergency Manager for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilizationand Security, said he wants to use this month as an opportunity to remind MORE

April is reminder to stay prepared in case of disaster

May 1, 2015 — This April is America’sPrepareAthon! Month. Fort Riley has committed to participate in this nationallyrecognized event in order to increase preparedness throughout the installation.According to the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency’s 2012 National Survey, 46 percent of respondents believedthat a natural disaster would occur in their community; 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

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

Fort Riley prepares for severe weather

April 13, 2015 — Editor’s note: This is the first in aseries of articles during March in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Month.Fort Riley observes Severe WeatherAwareness Month annually during March. Severe weather can include severethunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, lightning and flash flooding. According to the National WeatherService, tornadoes can occur at 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

COMMUNITY CORNER - Keep yourself, family prepared for the challenges of this year’s winter

December 4, 2014 — Winter Weather AwarenessDay was Dec. 1. We’ve already seen some snowfall and experienced below freezingtemperatures. Remember to stay prepared for potentially hazardous winterweather. Many of you commute to FortRiley from a distance. Consider giving yourself plenty of time to reach yourdestination each day. And, if you haven’t done so, it’s time to MORE

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 5, 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 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

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