Kan. governor praises storm forecasting

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hours before a heavy blanket of snow descended on much of Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback took to the airwaves to warn residents to stay home, stay warm and the let the system pass.

The Republican governor said Wednesday that better technology and forecasting methods give state leaders a chance get ahead of such storms and warn residents to take precautions.

Brownback says anything the state can do to warn Kansas residents to take precautions will save lives and make response to the storm go more smoothly. More than a foot of snow was expected over a wide swath of Kansas.

The governor's advice was for Kansas residents to have an extra cup of coffee, get out a board game and play with their children.

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