Be Prepared Before Severe Season StartsDENVER — The National Weather Service has designated this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day has emphasis on a different topic; today’s is tornado safety. This is especially important as severe weather season approaches. Now is the time to review your preparedness plans so that you can put them into action when storms strike. Typically, May through August is when Colorado sees its most severe weather. According to the National Weather Service 95-percent of tornadoes occur east of Interstate 25. Most happen between 1 and 8 p.m. Of these storms, about 10 percent usually are capable of producing winds over 165 mph. The way to survive these destructive forces is to know where to go when the weather turns violent.
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