Sedgwick County Emergency Management offers residents of Sedgwick County free Severe Weather Safety Classes that were developed by the National Weather Service.
Here’s a brief description from SedgwickCounty.org:
These classes are designed to teach attendees the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structures and features, where to find them, and how to stay safe from them. What, when and how to report information is also covered. The session is a multi-media presentation, which includes detailed video. Classes are open to the public and no prior experience or knowledge of severe weather is necessary to attend.
Years ago I attended one of these two-hour sessions and felt so much better equipped to understand what I’m seeing when those ominous clouds are in the sky. I think it might be good to have a refresher course too.
Here are the upcoming dates, times, and locations for the classes. They are free and registration is not necessary:
All of these classes begin at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
City of Sedgwick, New Senior Center
107 W. 5th
Tuesday, April 3
Clearwater Fire Station
319 W. Ross St.
Thursday, April 5
Bel Aire City Building
7651 W. Central Park Ave.
Wednesday, April 11
Haysville Police Department
200 W. Grand Ave.
Thursday, April 12
Maize City Hall
10100 W. Grady