by Kim Hynes
6:09 PM CST, February 24, 2013
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli helpd a briefing about the second winter storm expected to hit Kansas.
The blizzard like conditions will move through Kansas Monday through Tuesday afternoon. "With the prediction of strong winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusting up to 50 to 60 mph, this storm has the potential to cause power outages and white out conditions," said Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, adjutant general and director of Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
Officials are urging Kansans to prepare for the new storm by restocking home and vehicles with essential supplies.
"Take the preparations you need for yourself and your family to be safe if you are without power for a few days," Tafanelli said.
The state will activate the emergency operations center Sunday afternoon.
Gov. Brownback said to expect this snow storm to be more difficult than the last one.
"Be ready to change your travel plans if needed," Brownback said. "Staying off the roads not only keeps you safe, but it also helps road crews do their jobs and allows emergency responders to get to their destination safer."
The Kansas Highway Patrol recommends that drivers check fluids, belts and hoses and winterize radiators before hitting the roads. Drivers are also encouraged to check tires for traction and replace windshield blades if needed.
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