On Saturday, the Kansas City area was hit with several powerful thunderstorms, accompanied by severe thunderstorm warnings.

On Saturday, the Kansas City area was hit with several powerful thunderstorms, accompanied by severe thunderstorm warnings.

Due to these storms, there was a great deal of property damage. The people of greater Kansas City were left basically uninformed by most of the local media because of one reason, unsatisfactory weekend weather coverage. If this storm had hit on a weekday, we would have been inundated with informational break-ins about the status of the weather – on radio as well as television.

The weekend weather coverage of this storm was merely a scroll on the bottom of the screen. This is typical reporting of recent storm coverage on Saturdays and Sundays.

As public works director of a small city, I am fully aware of the need to handle emergencies, regardless of the time or day of the occurrence, and I believe the local media should do the same.