Tornado Watch Tuesday- Severe Storms forecast across the Northland KC

 Neighbors, as you may have likely heard, there is a moderate risk (4 out of 5) for strong tornadoes, damaging winds, and dangerous nighttime tornadoes tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th, into Wednesday morning, April 5th, for southern portions of the state. For the latest updates, see

𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐎𝐒𝐓 𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐎 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐄 1) 🧑‍🚒 Find trusted information from local public agencies 2) 📱 Have multiple ways (mobile phone, TV, radio, FEMA app) to receive weather alerts and to keep your phone charged. 3) 🌪️ Identify where you can take shelter if a tornado warning is issued. The safest place in a home is the basement. If there is no basement, an inside room, without windows, on the lowest floor is second best. If you live in a mobile home and need shelter, you can explore maps like this one Be sure to have a plan for how you will get there. Remember, if a tornado warning is issued, the tornado is here or near, and you need to take shelter immediately! It's also helpful to: 🌬️ Secure or bring in items that could become projectiles 📷 Take pictures of your home before the storm; this can help with insurance later if needed 🙋 Make sure your neighbors have a plan and transportation to shelters, if needed 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐃𝐎 𝐖𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑 𝐈𝐒 𝐎𝐔𝐓 ✅ Keep freezers and fridges closed as much as possible ✅ Switch off electronics to avoid damage from surges ✅ Place generators outside, at least 20 ft. away from the house Follow these food safety tips: 🤢 Don't taste the food 🌡️ Use a thermometer to check food temperature 🗑️ Throw away food that is 40+ degrees Fahrenheit for more than 2 hours 𝐂𝐎𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒: 😔 It's common to feel overwhelmed, anxious, isolated, or distressed during such events. 🫶 You're not alone: The National Disaster Distress Line 1-800-985-5990 offers 24/7 confidential, multilingual emotional support