Wichita, Kansas, May 20, 2013 – The Midway-Kansas Chapter is on the scene in Wichita, Kansas to help those affected by the EF1 tornado that touched down southwest of Wichita on Sunday. Red Cross volunteers will continue assessing damage over the next few days and will work with affected families to meet their immediate needs. Red Cross responded immediately following the storm by dispatching disaster assessment teams and Emergency Response Vehicles to the hardest hit areas southwest of the city.
“In the days and weeks to come, the Midway-Kansas Chapter will be reaching out to help residents impacted by the tornado get back on their feet,” said Beverly Morlan, regional executive director. With more severe weather forecasted today, The Red Cross offers the following safety tips:
Before Lightning Strikes
When Storm Approaches
If Caught Outside
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