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Riders: Be Prepared For Severe Weather

Date:March 06, 2017
Effective:Mar 06, 2017

Spring in Kansas City brings the chance of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the region. During most storms, your travel on RideKC will not be affected.

However, Kansas City may experience severe storms or tornado warnings. In the most severe storms or during a tornado warning in the immediate area of your bus, the bus operator will give you directions about safety.  The dispatch office will be in contact with bus operators during severe weather.

If the conditions are severe enough, the operator will tell customers to get off the bus and find a safe building to seek shelter.  If shelter is not available, it is recommended that customers lie flat in a ditch or other low-lying area. Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.

In the event of a tornado warning, please do not use bus shelters instead of finding shelter in a building.

RideKC will post updates about bus service during an emergency at www.ridekc.org and on Twitter, at www.twitter.com/ridekctransit. The Call Center may be unavailable in an emergency if KCATA employees are evacuated from offices.

Regular transit service will resume as soon as the area is safe.

For more information

For route and schedule information, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

For more information about preparing for severe weather and other emergencies, visit www.ready.gov.

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