Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
600 AM MDT SAT APR 22 2017
...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
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
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
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 a vehicle
with a metal roof, making sure all windows and doors are closed.
RememberWhen 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. InsteadTurn
Around, Dont Drown!
For more safety guidelines and other information on thunderstorms and
floods, go to this web page...
and in the news headlines section, click on the Severe Weather Awareness
link and choose Saturdays statement
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Grand Junction Colorado