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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
Issued by National Weather Service Goodland KS
615 AM MDT TUE APR 18 2017

...GET IN...GET DOWN...COVER UP...

Before tornadoes threaten this spring and summer, have a plan of
action. An easy phrase to remember for tornado safety is to Get In,
Get Down, and Cover Up. Get inside a sturdy building, get down to
the lowest floor or most interior room, and cover your head.

The best option for tornado safety is an underground shelter, a safe
room, or the basement of a well-built structure. If these options
are not available, get down to the lowest floor or most interior
small room and protect your head. A room without windows is best.
Cover yourself with blankets or get under a sturdy piece of
furniture because the greatest risk of injury from tornadoes is from
flying debris and structural collapse.

Mobile homes offer little protection from tornadoes. Most tornadoes
can destroy even tied-down mobile homes. If a tornado approaches,
abandon the mobile home and seek a more secure building or storm
shelter.

If you see a tornado while traveling, drive away from the tornado
path at a right angle if time permits. Do not try to outrun a
tornado as tornadoes can move up to 60 miles per hour. Do not take
shelter beneath a highway overpass. If a tornado is fast approaching
and you have little time to react, pull over into a ditch. Either
remain buckled in your vehicle and crouch down below window level,
or abandon your vehicle and lie down in a low area away from your
vehicle and protect your head.

For more complete information on tornadoes and tornado safety visit
http://weather.gov/goodland. In the news headlines section, click on
the Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week link and choose the
Tuesday statement.

If a tornado threatens your location, remember to get in, get down,
and cover up!

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