BASIC SEVERE WEATHER CHECKLIST
NOAA weather radio
with auto alert, for your county ONLY. You can pickup at Newton's here in town. THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR EVERY HOUSE.
The Montgomery County S.A.M.E. code is 020125 for your
programmable weather radio.
Pick a shelter. For information
on the best shelters
Community storm shelters in Cherryvale:
Public Library - 329 E. Main
Baptist Church - 100 N Montgomery
Methodist Church - 305 W 3rd St
Teach everyone in the family
where to go in the case of a tornado.
Teach everyone the difference
between a tornado
WATCH & WARNING,
AND REMEMBER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH
LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE WARNING.
Severe Weather Awareness
Learn tornado danger signs: (1)
An approaching cloud of debris can mark the location of a
tornado even if a funnel is not visible. (2) Before a
tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become
very still. (3) Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing
edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear,
sunlit skies behind a tornado.
Get a map so you can follow
Choose a friend or family member
in another part of town to be the "check-in person" for
every family member to call should they be separated during
a storm. or ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve
as the "family contact."
After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance.
everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone
the contact person.
Have a practice tornado drill
with your family and pets at the begining of each tornado
Make sure you have a emergency supply kit
with the items listed
Nation Weather Service Video on Disaster Kits
Cloud Types - Spotter Report Data Quality - Spotter Safety: Priority One - Jetstream - Weather On the Web
NWS HotSeat Decision Maker - Tornado Interactive - Discovery Chan - Training - Squall Lines -
LOCAL RADIO STATIONS
91.9 FM - KARF - INDEPENDENCE, KS | 98.1 FM - KUSN - DEARING, KS |98.9 FM - KKRK - COFFEYVILLE, KS
102.9 FM - KIND - INDEPENDENCE, KS |690 AM - KGGF - COFFEYVILLE, KS |1010 AM -KIND - INDEPENDENCE, KS
AREA TV STATIONS
KOTV 6 - KOAM 7 - KJRH 2 - KTUL 8 - FOX23