Severe weather season is quickly going to arrive in Colorado – we have already seen signs of it in recent weeks. Helping to bring attention to the dangers severe weather presents, the City of Thornton has created a new flyer with some tips for residents.
Available on the city’s website, the flyer covers the basics of tornado, thunderstorm and lightning safety. It is a good, brief look at the highlights of keeping you and your family safe when severe weather strikes.
For more in depth information on severe weather and safety, check out the links at the bottom of this story for our Severe Weather 101 series.
It is important to note that neither the City of Thornton or Adams County provide any sort of weather / civil alert system for residents. Certainly for Thornton this is somewhat ironic considering the city is where the worst tornado to ever strike the metro area occurred.
We discussed the issue with Thornton officials last year and will be approaching them again in the coming weeks to see if anything has changed since then. Certainly after last year’s nasty summer weather, residents are on edge.
In the meantime, we cannot stress enough that city residents should have their own NOAA Weather Radio in their homes and businesses. For more information about these crucial pieces of safety equipment, click here.
ThorntonWeather.com Severe Weather 101 Education Series
- Part I – Watches, Warnings & More
- Part II – Tornadoes
- Part III – Hail & Wind
- Part IV – Floods & Flash Floods
- Part V – Lightning
- Severe Weather Awareness Overview