Severe weather season is fast approaching in Kansas – in fact, it may already be here. Like spring cleaning, preparing for storms is an annual practice in the heartland. As part of the Lawrence Journal-World’s guide, I worked with two other reporters to gather information and present this story. Each piece of this guide is in an alternative story format, from a flow chart to help you determine where to go when a tornado is about to strike, to a simple list of safety tips.
The most detailed piece I created was the emergency kit guide. Inspired by one of my favorite blogs, Things Organized Neatly, I gathered the bare essential items one would need in a kit. Then I created a CSS image map, so hovering over each piece displays a short description of the item and what you need it for:
For the remainder of the guide, I used anchor tags and divs to create a floating table of contents to the left, so that clicking an item will take you and the table directly to the corresponding section.