Tornado Awareness Day is today in Kansas
South Wichita and Oaklawn were devastated when a tornado swept through the area on April 14.
Today is Tornado Awareness Day, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. Dawn Gunter and family rode out the twister at the Pinaire Mobile Home Park. No one died in the storm.
"We still have the shelter down there and everything,"Gunter said. "As far as that goes, hopefully they'll change it where we can bring our pets down there now, I'm hoping."
Tornadoes start to form around 3 p.m. on warm and muggy days. Speeds can reach 300 mph and move out of the southwest with a turn to the right.
The statewide tornado drill was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for everyone to plan and respond for how they would prepare for a real tornado. An Emergency Management Services spokesman said one device had a rotator problem. Crews were sent Wednesday afternoon to make repairs near 45th Street North and Old Lawrence Road.
There are 147 outdoor warn devices located in Sedgwick County.