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Kansas wants citizens to prepare for upcoming winter season

August 26, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — It still feels like summer but Kansas officials want residents to start thinking about winter.

Gov. Jeff Colyer on Friday signed a proclamation declaring September as Kansas Preparedness Month. The goal is to remind Kansans to make plans for what they would do in case of tornadoes, floods, wildfires, blizzards and other natural disasters

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said residents should all have a three-day supply in an emergency kit.

That includes a gallon of water per person, per day, along with water for pets. Michael McNultey, the deputy preparedness director of the health department, says everyone also should have food and first aid supplies.

There will also be the annual Kansas Preparedness Day at the State Fair in Hutchinson on Sept. 10.

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