Brownback holds conference for winter weather
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Sam Brownback says the second winter storm to hit Kansas in less than a week "has the potential to be more dangerous than last week's storm.''
State officials held a briefing Sunday in which Brownback amended the state of emergency declaration he signed last week to include the new storm.
The Division of Emergency Management has activated the State Emergency Operations Center and will staff it around the clock until further notice.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late Sunday through late Monday for western Kansas ahead of the storm system that's packing snow and high winds. The storm has been tracking across western Texas toward Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
A storm that hit the area last week dumped a foot of snow in some sections.
The full conference can be heard by playing the audio clip above.