Finger on the Weather

Severe weather awareness classes scheduled across Sedgwick County

EMS employees examine the roof of EMS Post 12 at Hillside and K-96 in April 2015 after the station was heavily damaged as a storm passed through the Wichita area.
EMS employees examine the roof of EMS Post 12 at Hillside and K-96 in April 2015 after the station was heavily damaged as a storm passed through the Wichita area. File photo

The schedule has been set for severe weather awareness training classes in several towns across Sedgwick County this spring.

The classes are patterned after the National Weather Service’s Storm Fury on the Plains severe weather training sessions being held in the 26 counties included in the Wichita branch’s warning area.

The sessions review what to watch for as severe weather develops and safety measures. The local classes are put on by Sedgwick County Emergency Management.

The first of those classes will be Feb. 22 in Viola, with the last one of the spring on April 13 in Park City. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m., except for 10 a.m. on March 5 in Mulvane and 10 a.m. on March 15 at McConnell Air Force Base.

They are free and open to the public and last about two hours.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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