WPR News
8:24 am
Thu May 22, 2008

Rare Tornado Hits Parts Of Laramie

Laramie, Wy – The national weather service says a tornado touched down in Laramie this (Thursday) afternoon causing minor damage and leading to several traffic accidents along interstate 80. Commander Dale Stalder of the Laramie Police Department says the damage occurred in the far eastern part of town. we had houses and an apartment building severely damaged, trees, light poles and lost power for a lot of residents. But we are a lot better off then northern Colorado.
Officials say one person was killed during a tornado in Windsor, Colorado.
Stalder says there were four warnings, but the national weather service says they all came from the same tornado. Over eight thousand Laramie residents are without power.