Media Advisory: Emergency Winter Storm Resources Guide

Jan 16, 2019
Press Release

(Kansas City, MO) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following resources for constituents in the Fifth District of Missouri who might be affected by the previous storm or the upcoming winter storm and cold snap projected by the National Weather Service.

“I am deeply concerned about the welfare of those who may be still without power, while impending below-zero temperatures rapidly approach. I strongly urge the people of the Fifth District to stay prepared and have a plan while this storm passes through our city,” said Congressman Cleaver.

Emergency Numbers:

KCP&L: Report an outage: 1-888-LIGHTKC (888-544-4852)

Salvation Army Kansas and Western Missouri Division - (816) 756-1455

United Way: Dial 211 or 1-800-427-4626

MODOT Road Conditions: 1-888-ASK MODOT (1-888- 275-6636)

Warming Centers: The following is a list of warming centers in the Fifth District. (You can find a complete list of all warming centers in the state of Missouri by calling United Way at 211 or by visiting this website;

https://www.stlouisco.com/Portals/8/docs/health/media%20center/Local%20Warming%20Sites.pdf)

Blue Springs, MO

1. YMCA Blue Springs 1300 SE Adams Dairy Pkwy, Blue Springs MO (816)-224-9622 (M-Th 5am-9pm; F 5am-8pm; Sa 7am-6pm; Sun 8am-5pm)

2. Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs South Branch 2220 S 7 Hwy Blue Springs, MO (816)-229-3571 (M-F 9am-9pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

3. Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North Branch 850 NW Hunter Dr Blue Springs MO (816)-224-8772 (M-F 9am-9pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm) Excelsior Springs, MO

4. Mid-Continent Public Library - Excelsior Springs Branch 1460 Kearney Rd. Excelsior Springs, MO (816)-630-6721 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Grain Valley, MO

5. Mid-Continent Public Library - Grain Valley Branch 101 SW Eagles Pkwy. Grain Valley, MO (816)-228-4020 (M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm)

Grandview, MO

6. Mid-Continent Public Library - Grandview Branch 12930 Booth Ln. Grandview, MO (816)-763-0550 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Higginsville, MO

7. Higginsville Senior Center 101 West 21st St. Higginsville, MO (660)-584-7040 (Mon-Fri - 8:00am to 3:00)

Independence, MO

8. City of Independence - Sermon Senior Center 201 N. Dodgion Avenue, Independence, MO (816)-325-7370 (M-F 8am-5pm)

9. Mid-Continent Public Library - North Independence Branch 317 W 24 Hwy Independence, MO (816)-252-0950 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

10. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Trails West Branch 11401 E 23rd St. Independence, MO (816)-701-3483 (M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-5pm, Sa 10am-5pm & Sun. 1pm-5pm)

11. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Sugar Creek Branch 102 S Sterling, Independence, MO (816)-701-3489 (M-Th 12pm-7pm; F & Sat 1pm-5pm; Closed on Sunday)

12. Mid-Continent Public Library - Midwest Genealogy Center 3440 S. Lee's Summit Rd. Independence, MO (816)-252-7228 (M-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 1pm-8pm)

13. Mid-Continent Public Library - South Independence Branch 13700 E 35th St. Independence, MO 816-461-2050 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sa 10am-6pm and Sun 1pm-5pm)

Sugar Creek, MO

14. City of Sugar Creek - Mike Onka Memorial Building 11520 Putnam, Sugar Creek, MO (816)-252-4400 (M-F 9am-5pm)

15. City of Sugar Creek - Police and Fire Departments 1001 Heroes Way, Sugar Creek, MO (816)-252-5560 (M-F 9am-5pm)

Lone Jack, MO

16. Mid-Continent Public Library - Lone Jack Branch 211 N. Bynum Rd Lone Jack, MO (816)-697-2528 (M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm)

Oak Grove, MO

17. Mid-Continent Public Library - Oak Grove Branch 2320 S Broadway St. Oak Grove, MO (816)-690-3213 (M-Th 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Kansas City, MO

18. Salvation Army - Westport - Emergency Assistance 500 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO (816)-753-6040 (M-Th 8am-4pm; F 8am-4pm (not open to the public F, calls only)

19. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Westport Branch 118 Westport Rd. Kansas City, MO (816)-701-3488 (M-T 10am-6pm, W-Th 10am-8pm, F-Sat. 10am- 5pm)

20. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Plaza Branch 4801 Main Kansas City, MO (816)-701-3481 (M-F 9am-9pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-6pm)

21. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Waldo Branch 201 E 75th St Kansas City, MO (816)-701-3486 (M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sa 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

22. YMCA - North Kansas City 1999 Iron St Kansas City, MO (816)-300-0531 (M-Th 5am-9pm; F 5am-8pm; Sa 7am-6pm; Sun 8am-5pm)

23. KCMO Parks and Recreation - Kansas City North Community Center 3930 NE Antioch Rd. Kansas City, MO (816)-784-6100 (M-F 6:30am-9pm; Sa 8am-5pm; Sun 9am-6pm)

24. Mid-Continent Public Library - Antioch Branch 6060 N Chestnut Ave. Kansas City, MO (816)-454-1306 (M-Th 9am-9pm, F 9am-6pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

25. Mid-Continent Public Library - Claycomo Branch 309 NE 69 Hwy Claycomo, MO (816)-455-5030 (M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm)

26. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Northeast Branch 6000 Wilson Rd Kansas City, MO (816)-701-3485 (M-Th 9am-8pm; F 9am-5pm; Sa 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm)

27. YMCA - Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center 3800 E Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, MO (816)-923-5675 (M-Th 6am-8pm; F 6am-7pm; Sa-Sun 9am-3pm)

28. KCMO Parks and Recreation - Brush Creek Community Center 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd Kansas City, MO (816)-513-0730 (M-F 8am-9pm; Sa-Sun 9am-6pm)

29. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Bluford Branch 3050 Prospect Kansas City, MO (816)-701-3482 (M-Th 10am-8pm; F & Sa 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm5pm)

30. Kansas City, MO Public Library - Southeast Branch 6242 Swope Pkwy Kansas City, MO (816)-701-3484 (M-Th 10am-7pm, F & Sa 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm5pm)

31. YMCA - Red Bridge 11300 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO (816)-942-2020 (M-Th 5am-9pm; F 5am-8pm; Sa 7am-6pm; Sun 8am-5pm)

32. KCMO Parks and Recreation - Marlborough Community Center 8200 The Paseo Boulevard Kansas City, MO (816)-784-3100 (Mon 12pm-9pm; T-F 9am-9pm; Sa 8am-5pm)

33. YMCA - Cleaver Family Center 7000 Troost Ave Kansas City, MO (816)-285-9622 (M-Th 5am-9pm; F 5am-8pm; Sa 7am-6pm; Sun 8am-5pm)

34. Mid-Continent Public Library - Red Bridge Branch 11140 Locust St Kansas City, MO (816)-942-1780 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

35. Hillcrest Community Center 10401 Hillcrest Kansas City, MO (816)-784-7000 (M-Th 7am-9pm, F 7am-6pm, Sa 9am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm)

36. Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Ridge Branch 9253 Blue Ridge Blvd Kansas City, MO (816)-761-3382 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm) Raytown, MO

37. Mid-Continent Public Library - Raytown Branch 6131 Raytown Rd. Raytown, MO (816)-353-2052 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sun 1pm-5pm) Riverside, MO

38. Mid-Continent Public Library - Riverside Branch 2700 NW Vivion Rd. Riverside, MO (816)-741-6288 (M-Th 9am-8pm, F 9am-6pm, Sa 10am-6pm)

39. KCMO Parks and Recreation - Line Creek Community Center 5940 N.W. Waukomis Drive Kansas City, MO (816)-513-0760 (M-F 6am-9pm; Sa-Sun 9am-6pm)

Marshall, MO

40. YMCA – Salt Fork YMCA 740 E. Yerby St. Marshall, MO 65340 (660)-886-9622 (M- Th 5am- 10 pm, F 5 am – 7 pm; Sa 6am-6pm; Sun 1 pm- 6 pm)

Additional Northland Centers

41. Mid-Continent Public Library - Boardwalk Branch 8656 N Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO (816)-741-9011 (M-F 9am-9pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

42. Mid-Continent Public Library - North Oak Branch 8700 N Oak Trfy. Kansas City, MO (816)-436-4385 (M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

43. Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath Branch 8900 NE Flintlock Rd Kansas City MO (816)-883-4900 (M-Th 9am-9pm, F 9am-6pm, Sa 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

 

Winter Driving TIPS From MODOT

If possible, postpone your travel until roads have been plowed, treated, and cleared.

Equip Your Vehicle With:

• A flashlight with extra batteries

• A first-aid kit • Necessary medications

• Blankets and/or sleeping bags

• A small sack of sand to use for traction under your wheels

• A small shovel • Booster cables

• Small tools - pliers, wrench, screwdriver

• A brightly colored cloth to use as a flag

• Nonperishable foods

• Bottled water

If You're Trapped in Your Car, call 911

• Stay in the vehicle. Don't leave to search for help. It's easy to become disoriented and lost in blowing and drifting snow.

• Display a trouble sign. Hang a brightly colored cloth on the antenna.

• Run the engine for about 10 minutes each hour. Run the heater and turn on the dome light only when the vehicle is running.

• Keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow and open a window slightly for ventilation.

• Clap hands and move your arms and legs occasionally. Don't stay in one position for too long.

• If more than one person is in the car, take turns sleeping.

• Huddle together for warmth.

• Use newspapers, maps and even car mats for added insulation.

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or Heather.Frierson@mail.house.gov

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