Have your spring safety kit ready

Eleven hit Arkansas. Four in southwest Missouri. Friday's tornadoes were a reminder that we are officially in the spring severe weather season.

A big part of being prepared is updating your spring safety kit. Have a battery operated weather radio.. extra batteries... a flashlight.. food and water to get you through 72 hours. Emergency managers want to reinforce the importance of preparing for the worst but hoping for the best.

Samantha Foster, deputy director for Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management said, "It can happen here, it very well could have. So, it's something to remember that it can happen to anybody. No one expects it to, but that's why everyone should be prepared for it- just in case."

It is also important to make sure that you have multiple ways to get your weather update. One way to do that is through our free KY3 Storm Team weather app for your smart phone. It goes with you wherever you are and can get video updates specific to your county when severe weather rolls in. You can also watch live radar.

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