Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tornadoes cause widespread damage in southeast Colorado

KIOWA COUNTY - People in southeast Colorado are cleaning up damage after up to five tornadoes struck early Friday morning.

All of the tornadoes were southeast of Lamar. The National Weather Service says preliminary findings indicate five tornadoes touched down. Two were in Prowers County, two in Kiowa County and one in Bent County.

Early reports indicated the storm moved northeast in the area, with a tornado touching down near Bristol. Residents near Chivington and Brandon reported a tornado in that area with damage to structures and possibly some minor injuries.

Our partners in southern Colorado, KOAA-TV, are reporting several families are out of their homes because of the damage.

At least seven homes and a hog farm were destroyed by the tornadoes. State officials say no deaths have been reported, only minor injuries. Read More