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Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 3-7

National Weather Service LogoThe temperatures are cold and snow is on the ground, but spring is just around the corner and with the changing of the seasons comes a changing in weather patterns.

Spring temperatures and humidity bring severe weather events, such as thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes, to the great plains of Kansas each year. That's why the National Weather Service and local officials remind you that March 3 through 7 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas.

Russell County Emergency Management Director Keith Haberer says Severe Weather Awareness Week is early in the storm season so folks can be reminded of what to do to safeguard themselves from being harmed during severe weather events.

Russell Fire Chief Shane Preston echoes Haberer's tips and stresses the importance of talking about an emergency plan with your family.

As part of the week's events, Haberer will speak to USD 407 students at the local schools about storm safety.

For more information about Severe Weather Awareness Week, CLICK HERE to download the National Weather Service's annual Severe Weather Awareness packet.

Also, Haberer and the 911 Communications Advisory Board are still seeking nominations for the 2014 Emergency Worker/Volunteer of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, March 5. CLICK HERE for more information.

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