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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Tuesday at 10 A.m.

Kansans are being urged to take part in the statewide tornado safety drill today at 10 a.m. If severe weather is imminent, the backup date for the tornado drill will be Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m.

People are encouraged to check their home emergency kit to make sure it has everything they need. Replace outdated items, make sure flashlights and battery-operated radios are working, and test the backup batteries. If you don’t have an emergency kit, now is a good time to start putting one together.

There are many good checklists available online to use as guidelines for putting a kit together including KSReady.gov. Make sure you have the basics such as water, high-energy snacks and first aid supplies.

This week is also a good time to sit down with your family and review your home emergency plan.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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