(WICHITA, Kan.) — The impact of this week's winter storm continues, even though the snow has moved east. Temperatures across Kansas remain in the single digits in most places.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management staffed the State Emergency Operations Center Tuesday night to monitor the weather and respond to calls for assistance. Staffing remains at partial activation running 24/7 with the help of other state agencies.
KDEM reports Stormont-Vail Medical Center in Topeka requested help to transport blood from the Community Blood Bank in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers met officers from the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department at the Kansas-Missouri border and received three boxes of blood and blood products, which they transported to Stormont-Vail.
Ten Kansas National Guardsmen from the 242nd Engineer Company, Coffeyville, and six Guardsmen from the 772nd Engineer Company, Pittsburg, were also deployed to Cherokee County to transport medical personnel. Three transport missions were completed overnight.