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Resources for after the storm

cutting up tree limb

A severe storm, with rain and incredibly high winds, blew through the Kansas City metro area on Saturday, July 22. The areas hardest hit were the northeastern part of Johnson County and the midtown area in Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately some residents are still without more than 48 hours later. Here are some links to helpful resources and information:

Power outages

Be informed for Aug. 1 primary election

You can now advance vote by mail for the primary election on August 1. The election includes elected positions for numerous Johnson County cities, public school boards, Johnson County Community College Trustees and Water District #1.

Important dates to remember: 

Pick up summer JoCo Mag today

Summer JoCo Mag

Hot off the presses, JoCo Magazine's summer issue is being mailed this week to county residents. The summer edition includes features on selecting licensed child care for your family, a history lesson as Johnson County celebrates its 160th birthday and a spread about the shared services that keep county government up and running.

Risks increase in working outdoors as temperatures rise

It’s hot, but the summer temperatures to date are not sizzling to record heights. At least, not yet. Hopefully, not ever.

The National Weather Service reports that the all-time hottest temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees on Aug. 14, 1936. Every single date in the months of July and August have had at least one 100-degree weather temperature day, dating back to 1889. Daily records were set on July 13 (112 degrees) and on July 14 and 18 (111 degrees), all in 1954.

 The risks of heat stress for working/playing/being outdoors increase as temperatures rise.

Grant will help region prepare for coordinated terrorist attacks

Diagram of the RHSCC group organizational structure

On July 13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced $35 million in grant awards for its program to prepare communities for complex, coordinated terrorist attacks (CCTAs). The Mid-America Regional Council, which applied for funding on behalf of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee (RHSCC) and local governments in the Kansas City region, will receive $2,251,502 over three years.