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Thursday, May 22, 2008

String of Tornadoes Hit Eastern Colorado

Living in Western Nebraska puts me within broadcasting distance of nearly all of the Colorado tv stations. Also, I've got a lot of family and friends that live in Eastern Colorado. So, when you hear that there's a tornado warning in that area, it makes you sit up and take notice.

In the past 3 hours, a string of tornadoes have hit Eastern Colorado, one of which was about a mile wide and traveled for a distance of 35 miles. Along with the tornaoes, was huge amounts of hail from golf ball to baseball sized pieces. As I write this, another tornado has been spotted near a town called Windsor, which has already suffered major damage from an earlier tornado.

For those of you who have never lived through a tornado, let me try to explain what it's like. It's terrifying. Some tornadoes look like long ropes coming from the sky, while the one that hit Windsor earlier today looked like a giant wall of swirling clouds that goes from the sky to the ground, and eats everything in it's path.

According to reports, there has been one death today caused from these storms, but officials haven't given many details. So far today, there have been 6 confirmed tornadoes in the Eastern Colorado region, and from the looks of things, they're not done yet.

Please say a prayer for all those who are having to deal with this situation right now.

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