February 10, 2016

Officials urge people to prepare for sub-zero temps

Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to prepare for snow and dangerous sub-zero temperatures and wind chills this weekend into early next week. The National Weather Service is forecasting two cold fronts with the first bringing colder temperatures into Kansas Saturday with snowfall accumulations ranging from a quarter inch to an inch Continue Reading

Cell phone weather warning system to launch

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County residents will soon be able to receive severe weather warnings on their cell phones. Johnson County Emergency Management is partnering with FEMA to implement a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. The system will allow the National Weather Service to send severe weather warnings in the Kansas City area to cell Continue Reading

Sirens to be tested this afternoon

Johnson County Division of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, will be conducting the monthly test of the outdoor warning siren system as scheduled today, Jan. 4,  at 11 a.m.  The outdoor warning siren system is tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.