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  • Severe Weather - Be notified when severe weather or winter weather strikes our area.  Alerts are issued directly from the National Weather Service.
  • Traffic Alerts - Be the first to know if your commute will be affected by a crash or slow down.
  • News - Get AMBER Alerts and important breaking news.
  • School Closings & Notices - Be notified when your school is closed.
  • Community Updates - Keep updated on the latest activities going on around the Kansas City area.

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