Ice Storm Warning for Warrensburg

Ice Storm Causes Damage in MultiState Area

Warrensburg, Mo. – The National Weather Service issued an Ice Storm Warning for Northwestern Missouri beginning Friday, January 13, 2017 until Sunday, January 15, 2017. Periods of significant icing are likely across the area, though the most significant phase of icing is expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. Throughout the weekend a prediction of one-quarter to three-quarters of an inch of ice could accumulate and cause unforeseen events to take place.

Power Outage—KCP&L

In the case of a power outage, call the Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) call center at 1-888-544-4852. Please print out, or write down your KCP&L account number and have it handy. You will need this information when you contact the call center; it may be difficult to retrieve your account information online if the power is out. For more information on how KCP&L will work diligently to help get your life back to normal after an outage, visit their weather center here: http://tinyurl.com/gpba85s. Or follow the Winter Storms are Coming link on the main page of the KCP&L website—www.kcpl.com.

Stay Informed

The Warrensburg Fire Department along with JoCo Ema are reliable sources for local weather updates. Add/follow their Facebook pages for frequent updates. To follow the National Weather System as they track the winter storm call 1-800-438-0596. Remember to stay inside [if possible] during a winter storm and be sure to have enough food and water to last for 2-3 days. See the following tips below to prepare for the storm:

Food Checklist

  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables
  • Crackers, Nuts, Fruit Bars, Chips
  • Soup
  • Cookies and Hard Candy
  • Bread and Condiments
  • Cereal and Toaster Pastries
  • Bottled Water (1 gallon per person, per day)

Home Winter Preparedness Checklist

  • Disposable Dishware (Plates, Bowls, Utensils)
  • Specialty Items (Meds, Infant Formula, etc.)
  • Portable Radio
  • Warm Clothes
  • Extra Blankets
  • Matches (For Candles & Gas Fireplaces)
  • Shovel/Snow Blower
  • Flashlights
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cell phone (Fully Charged)
  • Firewood (For Wood Fireplaces)

Car Winterization Checklist

  • Check Engine Fluid Levels (Oil, Coolant, Washer Fluid, etc.)
  • Test Battery
  • Use Deicing Washer Fluid
  • Switch to Synthetic Oil
  • Inspect Tire Tread
  • Install Snow Tires if You Own a Set
  • Test Headlights & Taillights

For further information, contact Project Manager, Donyell Wolfe, at 660-262-4606.

Click Here for Press Release: Winter Storm Warning 2017 Press Release

Photo: 2002 Warrensburg Winter Storm http://www.city-data.com/disaster-photos/5766.html

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