Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Weather Channel will visit KCK school

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Weather Channel and Time Warner Cable will host “Connect With Weather” on Friday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at Coronado Middle School (1735 N. 64th Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66102).

Hosted by Weather Channel on-camera meteorologist Jen Carfagno, this unique program will provide 450 students with the tools they’ll need as they take an active role in the creation of a family severe weather preparation plan. Kansas City is perfectly suited for this event, and the timing couldn’t be better.

According to, Kansas ranks second in the number of tornados in the United States, and May and June are this area’s highest risk months for twisters. “Connect with Weather” combines best-­‐in-­‐class weather and science information from The Weather Channel with safety and preparedness tips from some of the nation’s top non-­‐profit organizations including the American Red Cross.

Fun and informative, this family-­‐friendly event will teach both kids and adults how to create and practice their own weather-­‐related family emergency plan.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to team with The Weather Channel to help keep the public safe and informed before, during and after severe weather,” Time Warner Cable Area Vice President of Operations Perry Watson said.

Encouraging local students to plan ahead to ensure the safety of family and friends when severe weather strikes, the event’s activities include:
  • Emergency kit demonstrations – A local American Red Cross representative will conduct a live demonstration with step-­‐by-­‐step instructions on creating a family emergency plan and kit. 
  • Meteorologist Meet and Greet – Attendees have the opportunity to discuss their family’s emergency plan with The Weather Channel on-­‐camera meteorologist Jen Carfagno. 
In addition to students, parents and educators, Kansas State Senator David Haley and State Congressperson Valdenia Winn plan to attend the event to reinforce the importance of weather safety and preparedness.