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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
600 AM MDT Sun Apr 11 2019

...COLORADO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 11-17...

The National Weather Service wants everyone to be part of a Weather-
Ready Nation. Colorado is an annual host for tornadoes, flash
floods, tornadoes, damaging hail, killer lightning and wind damage.
Are you weather-ready? Now is the time to make sure you know how to
stay safe when severe weather threatens. Therefore, the week of
April 11 to 17 has been designated Colorado Severe Weather Awareness
Week.

Each year, for the past 20 years, there has been an average of 50
tornadoes in Colorado. Each year, on average, three people have been
killed by lightning and another 13 people have been injured by
lightning. Some of the biggest insurance losses each year are due to
large hail. The National Weather Service offices which serve
Colorado will issue a series of public information statements during
the week covering the following topics:

...On Monday...Watches and warnings
...On Tuesday...Tornadoes and tornado safety
...On Wednesday...Flood and flash flood safety
...On Thursday...Downburst wind and hail
...On Friday...Lightning and lightning safety
...On Saturday...A review of the week

Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service for a variety of
thunderstorm hazards. Make sure you have a way to receive warnings.
If you live in a community with a siren, understand the protocol for
sounding those sirens. If you have a relatively new cell phone you
will receive tornado and flash flood warnings on your phone if you
are in the area of the warning. NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is
another great way to monitor the weather and receive warnings, and
can be found at most hardware or electronics stores.

Safety information, watches, warnings, forecasts, current
conditions, radar, and much more information is available at your
local National Weather Service websites:

NWS Boulder...www.weather.gov/boulder
NWS Pueblo...www.weather.gov/pueblo
NWS Goodland...www.weather.gov/goodland
NWS Grand Junction...www.weather.gov/gjt

You can also find more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week
web page at www.weather.gov/boulder, then click on the Severe
Weather Awareness Week headline.

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