Tornado Touchdown in Bethune, Colorado, Good Reminder of Importance of Statewide EAS Alert TEST

Nothing like an actual TORNADO WARNING, sighting and siren activation during Colorado's Severe Weather Awareness Week like the one that happened tonight for a tornado outside of Bethune, Colorado, in Kit Carson County to stress the importance of tomorrow's (April 14, 2010) National Weather Service and Colorado Broadcaster Association's Statewide EAS TEST TORNADO WARNING, which will be conducted from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

While the tornado outside Bethune that touched down briefly tonight was reportedly in open area, causing no injuries or damage, the tornado, along with heavy rainfall and possibility of large hail remind us that Spring is here, the weather is again rolling, and we need to be aware.  We need to be aware of what to do in the event of severe weather (check out great info on this from READYColorado) and we need to be aware of Colorado Local Emergency Management Contacts, Colorado threats and alert systems, including the growing number of mobile-capable, local text and sms alert systems