Be prepared for extreme heat

Be prepared for extreme heat

Extreme heat isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s also very dangerous. Did you know that extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of deaths among all weather-related hazards? Here are simple steps you can take to stay safe when extreme heat takes hold in the greater Kansas City region this summer. Be prepared before extreme heat

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The real purpose of tornado sirens

The real purpose of tornado sirens

During severe weather season, it’s important to know what to do when you hear an outdoor warning siren, commonly called a tornado siren. We all know that these sirens mean that there is an urgent risk of potential tornadoes and dangerous thunderstorms. However, many people do not realize that tornado sirens are intended to alert

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4 Things You Can Do To Keep Yourself Cyber Safe

4 Things You Can Do To Keep Yourself Cyber Safe

Cyber scams are nothing new. Every day, con artists are looking for the best “marks.”    Think you’re not worth being the target of online predators? Think again!  Hackers don’t need to know how much is in your bank account to want to get into it. Your identity, your financial data, what’s in your email…… it’s

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Stay safe during severe thunderstorms

Stay safe during severe thunderstorms

Spring is here, and with the change in seasons comes an increased risk of severe weather. The Greater Kansas City area averages about 40-60 thunderstorm days per year, bringing strong winds, lightning, hail, heavy rain, flash floods and flooding and tornadoes. Understanding the risks, knowing the signs of trouble and being prepared can help you

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New Fields Added to Vaccination Views

New Fields Added to Vaccination Views

New vaccination fields have been added to the Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub to give visibility to the count of individuals and percentage of the population who have received at least one booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination data as displayed on the hub comes from the CDC and may differ from other

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 3/17/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 3/17/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 3/17/22:  What’s Happening? Cases continue to decrease throughout most of the United States, including the Kansas City Region. However, global COVID cases have started to increase after more than a month of decline. New hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease but remain elevated in the Kansas City region.

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