Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week

This week, March 2-6, 2015 is Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week. It can be hard to think about severe weather when we've just experienced frigid temperatures and snow, but March is here and we know what that brings in Kansas.

Last year was a quiet year as far as tornadic activity in Kansas with only 40 tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, the average over the past 10 years has been 100 tornadoes. There's a cool chart where you can learn tons more facts about tornadoes in Kansas last year.

We hear a lot about keeping safe during severe weather and what we need to do to prepare for it. What you may not always think about however, is keeping your pets safe during this time. I'm posting the video I did a couple of years ago about making a pet emergency kit. When I made mine, I had severe weather in mind. I ended up using it for a fire emergency instead, so keep in mind you may need a kit in your basement or other safe room, but it is good to have it easily accessible in case you need to leave your home.

Stay safe this severe weather season!


  1. What a great idea to repost that video! My human remembers it from the first time you posted, and what great info it had!

  2. Excellent advice. It's one you could keep posting because it's such good advice.

  3. We agree - it's kinda hard to think of severe weather when there's white stuffs on the ground, but it's impawtant!

  4. nice hair.. :)

    It is always nice to be prepared BEFORE you think you need it.. if you wait until you think you need it then everyone else is scrambling too and you might not be able to get it all done

  5. Wow, everybuddy should watch this. :)