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...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN REVIEW...

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Colorado concludes today.  During
the past week we have presented information and safety rules for
tornadoes, lightning and wildfires, floods and flash floods,
straight-line thunderstorm winds, hail, and our warning programs.

Be Weather Ready by staying informed on expected weather in your
area.

Tornadoes...The safest place to be if a tornado approaches is
in a basement or safe room within a well-built structure, or in an
underground storm shelter.If you are driving in open country and see
a tornado, if time permits, the best thing to do is simply drive
away from the tornado path.

Lightning...The best defense to protect yourself against a lightning
strike is to plan ahead and avoid being caught where you might be
vulnerable.If thunderstorms threaten, seek shelter in a building or
in an enclosed metal-roof vehicle, making sure all windows and doors
are closed.Remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Floods and flash floods...When flooding or flash flooding is
possible, you should remain alert and be ready to quickly evacuate
to higher ground. Never attempt to drive or walk across a flooded
road. Instead, Turn Around, Don`t Drown!

For more safety guidelines and other information on thunderstorms
and floods, go to this web page...http://weather.gov/goodland and in
the news headlines section, click on the Colorado Severe Weather
Awareness Week link and choose Saturday`s statement.



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