Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. has issued a State of Disaster Emergency as a massive winter storm plows through the Kansas. Western parts of the state could receive up to a foot of snow, in addition to 40 mph wind gusts and more than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation.
The Governor's declaration will allow the use of state resources to help with recovery and response operations. The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka opened partially Wednesday to monitor the forecast and emergency operations.
"It is important to be prepared when we see a winter event like this approaching, and we appreciate our emergency responders who stand ready to provide any aide that may be needed. We hope that travelers will be wise by paying attention to weather alerts and not unnecessarily placing themselves in harm's way as the storm moves through." -Governor Jeff Colyer
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos.