Wheatland resident injured, damages reported in Thursday storm; western Nebraska reports no damages
A Thursday, June 7, photo provided by Andrew Kniss shows a funnel cloud, seen from Kniss’ car on Highway 34, near Wheatland, Wyo. The rare quarter-mile-wide tornado cut a swath across mainly open country in southeastern Wyoming, damaging homes, derailing empty train cars and leaving one person with minor injuries, officials said. The twister was part of a powerful storm system that rolled through parts of Colorado and Wyoming Thursday afternoon and evening, packing heavy rains, high winds and hail.
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:00 am
WHEATLAND, Wyo.— A tornado derailed a train and caused damage to at least 18 structures Thursday.
The quarter-mile-wide funnel rampaged for 20 minutes, stripping trees, downing fences, moving cars and breaking windshields after it touched down eight miles west of Wheatland. Heavy pea- and golf-ball sized hail was also reported along the border between Laramie and Platte counties.
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