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Storm Safe visits Weikel Elementary

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Nov 09, 2022

On Wednesday, Meteorologist Alex O'Brien met with the 3rd and 4th graders at Weikel Elementary in Fort Carson.

They learned about winter storms, thunderstorms, flash floods, tornadoes, and wildfires. The students now know how to prepare and stay safe during these types of severe weather. They were also encouraged to talk with their family about an evacuation plan in case of a wildfire.

The students today loved the hail experiment and the weather videos.
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For more information on how to have First Alert 5 Weather visit with your classroom, email alex.obrien@koaa.com.

Want to get the young scientists and artists in your family involved? Download the First Alert 5 Storm Safe activity book (20MB PDF).

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!

Your young scientist can also send in a portion of the activity book to be featured in a First Alert 5 forecast.

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