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000 NOUS45 KGJT 172200 PNSGJT PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 400 PM MDT SAT APR 17 2021 ...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 substantial fully-enclosed building or in a vehicle with a metal roof, 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, 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. National Weather Service Grand Junction Colorado is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.