Tornado Warning for Denver, Arapahoe, Adams Counties, CO

This alert expired on May 21, 2014 2:30 PM MDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Adams; Arapahoe; Denver

Posted May 21, 2014 2:28 PM MDT

The Tornado Warning for Northwestern Arapahoe, central Denver and Western Adams counties will expire at 2:30 pm MDT.

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area. Therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. However small hail and heavy rain are still possible with this thunderstorm.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 8:00 pm MDT Wednesday evening for northeast Colorado.

Remember, a Tornado Warning still remains in effect for Cental Adams and central Arapahoe counties until 2:45 pm MDT.

How to prepare and stay safe

  • Before
    Watch out for dark, rotating clouds.
    If you see one, take shelter immediately!
    Listen for a tornado siren.
    If you hear it, seek shelter immediately!
    Turn on your TV/radio.
    You’ll get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
    Avoid unnecessary car trips.
    You don’t want to be caught outside if a tornado comes.
    Bring in outdoor furniture and other items that could blow away.
    These may become a safety hazard.
  • During
    Take shelter immediately!
    Flying debris from high winds causes most injuries.
    Keep windows closed and stay away from them.
    Glass from broken windows can injure you.
    If you’re in a building, go to the basement or lowest floor.
    That’s the safest location.
    If you’re in a mobile home, go to the nearest building or storm shelter.
    Even if tied down, your home can’t protect you.
    If you’re driving, fasten your seatbelt and go to the nearest building for cover.
    You’re safer indoors.
    If your car gets hit by debris, stop, cover your head, and stay below the windows.
    You’re safer inside the car than outside.
    If you’re outside, lie down in a low, flat area and cover your head with your hands.
    You’re safer lying down than standing up.
  • After
    Avoid entering damaged buildings.
    Broken glass and exposed nails can injure you.
    Keep away from downed power lines and objects touching them.
    You can be electrocuted.
    Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and gloves when walking through debris.
    Stepping on nails and glass can injure you.

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