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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018 - Tornadoes and Tornado Safety

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Editor's note: this week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Colorado. Each day, KiowaCountyPress.net is bringing you information from the National Weather Service about spring weather dangers. Monday's article can be found here.

This is Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week, a time when the National Weather Service reminds you of the hazards associated with thunderstorms. Today's topic is tornadoes. 

Severe Weather Awareness - Thunderstorm season is approaching - are you ready? 

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The National Weather Service wants everyone to be part of a Weather-Ready Nation. Colorado is an annual host for tornadoes, flash floods, 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 15-21 has been designated Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week this year.

Elbert School Staff Member on Leave for Failing to Report Threat

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A 15-year-old suspect is in custody and a school staff member has been suspended following threats that were allegedly made this week against Elbert School in Elbert county.

Deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff's Office were notified Tuesday about a possible threat against the school. A student reportedly made threats to harm other students, and the threats were considered credible.