Kansas Winter Weather Awareness 

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Central, South Central, and Southeast Kansas are no strangers to hazardous winter weather. In fact, last year alone we had six major winter storm events that impacted the area. 

 

Why Talk about Winter Weather?

A major winter storm can last for several days and be accompanied by high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snow and bitterly cold temperatures. The aftermath of a winter storm may continue to impact a region for a long period of time.  Each year dozens of Americans die due to exposure to the cold, fatal accidents, and fires due to the dangerous use of space heaters which make winter storms a significant danger.  People can be trapped at home or in cars without assistance which could cause hypothermia or frostbite due to the frigid temperatures. 

Injuries Due To Ice and Snow
- About 70% result from vehicle accidents
- About 25% occur in people caught out in a storm
- Most happen to males over 40 years old
Injuries Related to Cold
- 50% happen to people over 60 years old
- More than 75% happens to males  
- About 20% occur in the home

Be Informed

Be Prepared

Be Safe

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