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Storm Safe virtually visits Ellicott Elementary

Ellicott elementary 2nd grade
Posted at 1:54 PM, Nov 30, 2022

On Wednesday, Meteorologist Alex O'Brien met virtually with students at Ellicott Elementary to teach them about severe weather in Colorado.

She spoke with the 2nd graders and they learned about winter storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, and wildfires.

The students were encouraged to find a specific spot in their home to hide during a tornado as well as speak with their families about what to do during a wildfire evacuation.


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They'll find useful and fun information on winter storms, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, strong winds, tornadoes, flooding, how to be a safety kid, cool ideas for safe at-home experiments, and more!

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