Weather Safety

Located in the Midwest, we often see a variety of severe weather ranging from thunderstorms and flooding to snow and tornadoes. We want to ensure you know what to do during these different weather emergencies.  

You can be notified of severe weather through two options:  

  • NotifyJoCo – the central emergency notification system run by Johnson County. You can identify locations of importance to you and provide your preferred method of contact.  

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts – your smartphone is automatically enabled to deliver alerts about public safety emergencies.  

Before a weather emergency strikes, there are a number of actions you can take to be prepared. has excellent resources to help you prepare for a variety of emergencies. You should also fill out an Emergency Contact Card for each family member to make communicating during an emergency easier.

Click on the topic below to learn more about what you should do during certain types of severe weather.  

Frostbite and hypothermia should be taken seriously. Learn how to keep yourself warm during periods of extreme cold weather.  

Turn around, don’t drown. Flooding can be both an immediate safety hazard and long-term health hazard.  

Summers in Lenexa can get extremely warm. Prepare yourself by following these tips.  

Our outdoor warning sirens are here to help warn you of a severe weather threat. Please take them seriously. 

All thunderstorms produce lightning, which is very dangerous. Learn to protect yourself during these storms. 

We are in “Tornado Alley,” which means our area is susceptible to damaging tornadoes. Make sure you take precautions to keep yourself and your family safe.