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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
346 PM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...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 WEATHERWISE BY STAYING INFORMED ON EXPECTED WEATHER IN YOUR AREA.

TORNADOES...
THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE WHEN A TORNADO APPROACHES IS IN A BASEMENT
OR SAFE ROOM WITHIN A WELL BUILD STRUCTURE...OR IN AN UNDERGROUND
STORM SHELTER.

IF YOU ARE DRIVING IN OPEN COUNTRY AND SEE A TORNADO 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 WEB LINK.

$$

JIM PRINGLE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAND JUNCTION CO



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