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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
600 AM MDT SAT APR 23 2016

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN REVIEW...

SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS 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...DO NOT DROWN.

FOR MORE SAFETY GUIDELINES AND OTHER INFORMATION ON THUNDERSTORMS
AND FLOODS...GO TO THIS WEB PAGE...

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BOULDER

AND IN THE NEWS HEADLINES SECTION...CLICK ON THE SEVERE WEATHER
PREPAREDNESS  LINK... AND CHOOSE SATURDAYS STATEMENT

JIM PRINGLE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAND JUNCTION COLORADO




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