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!