Kansas City, MO – Communities across the metro have opened cooling centers, places where those without air conditioning can go to get out of the heat. For more information call the United Way at 2-1-1.
MISSOURIClay County, MO
Kansas City: Salvation Army Northland (816) 452-5663 4300 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO 64117 M-SU 8am-5pm Cold drinks and snacks available.
Jackson County, MO
Grandview: Salvation Army Grandview (816) 966-8300 6111 E 129th St, Grandview, MO M-Su 8am-5pm Cold drinks and snacks available.
Kansas City, MO – The original VORTEX experiment in the mid-1990s inspired the movie "Twister," in which scientists pursued tornadoes past flying tractors and right through an intact, rolling, farm house. KCUR's Frank Morris reports that the actual roving experiment hasn't been QUITE that kind of a white knuckle ride, but, a lot more important. Because cracking some of the basic mysteries about the wildest storms on earth will save lives.
Heat as stifling as it is right now poses hazards beyond mere temperature and humidity.
With heat shimmering off of 63rd street past Metro Patrol police station, the sergeant who leads investigations speaks from 17 years experience. Brad Lemon recalls having to go with the fire department up ladders, through second story windows to save heat victims.