BEAT THE HEAT
Summers in Kansas can be very hot and humid. Know what to do if you experience heat stress or heat illness and the signs to look for. Below are some helpful fact sheets and links to sites where you can get more information.
- Extreme Heat Infographic
- It’s Hot Outside! Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Stay informed.
- Heat Illness Infosheet- Protecting Workers from Heat Illness
- Heat Illness- Protecting Yourself in the Sun- Spanish
- Excessive Heat Event Guidebook
- Helpful links for more Heat Stress information
EVERY THUNDERSTORM CAN BE A RISK
Did you know that lightning experts no longer promote the 30-30 rule in any official lightning safety guidelines? Instead, experts suggest, “When thunder roars, go indoors!”
- When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
- Lightning Safety Myths and Facts
- Lighting Safety Indoors
- Lightning Safety Outdoors
- Lightning Science
- More important information on Lightning Safety
SEVERE WEATHER- ANYTIME IN KANSAS
Would you know what to do in the event of a severe thunderstorm or tornado?
- National Weather Service- Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Lightning
- Learn important information on how to be prepared at home
- Find weather preparedness information on what to do at ESU
- Indoor tornado safety
- Outdoor tornado safety
- Have a safety plan
- Keep informed through National Weather Service and weather radios
OCTOBER BRINGS COLDER WEATHER
Cold weather is right around the corner! Have a Plan - Make a Kit - Stay Informed
- Be Ready!
- Preparing for Winter Weather
- Extreme Cold
- Winter Weather Preparedness
- FEMA Winter Weather Guide
- Winter Weather Awareness Day
- Winter Weather Travel Safety and Preparedness
Earthquakes are not as common in Kansas as other areas of the United States, but they do occur and have been on the rise in recent years. Did you know doorways are no stronger than any other part of a structure so don’t rely on them for protection. During an earthquake get under a sturdy piece of furniture and hold on. It will help shelter you from falling objects that could injure you during an earthquake.
Below are some helpful fact sheets and links to where you can get more information about earthquakes.
- Earthquake Fast Facts
- Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners
- Earthquake Emergency Action Checklist
- Links to helpful sites