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County activates emergency plan amid winter storm

By The Herald Staff | 2/21/2013

A severe winter weather even has led to the activation of Franklin County's emergency operations plan.

Steve Harris, chairman of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners signed a declaration of disaster because of Thursday's winter storm, Vickie Eckard, Franklin County Emergency Management coordinator, said Thursday.

In addition, a state of emergency was declared in the Kansas City area, with Kansas City International Airport among those agencies closed because of the extreme winter weather conditions, according to news reports.

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