Debris stretched across blocks in Windsor after the tornado on May 22, 2008. “I don’t have details on exact services impacted, number of customers potentially impacted, or any information on restoration yet.”. Bill Ritter declared a state of emergency and called out the Colorado National Guard. Some of the girls picked up the hail and took it back into the salon to put in the freezer. I decided to head down to Loodles in Windsor for coffee and contemplate my day.
Finally, she called her husband, Ted, who was working in Windsor. “My heart goes out to the people of Weld County during this very dangerous time.”.
Weld County Sheriff’s Cmdr. (NICK BRANCACCIO/Windsor Star), A group of transformers crashed to the roadway on Deziel Drive after a tornado touched down the night before, Thursday August 25, 2016.
I parked in the back, gravel, parking lot and hurried into the salon(which is inside a converted 100 year old house) as it looked like it might start raining.
A welcome email is on its way. The State Farm building in Greeley, the regional headquarters of the insurance agency, received a “direct hit.”. Larimer County spokeswoman Deni La Rue said The Ranch (Budweiser Events Center & Fairgrounds) at Crossroads Boulevard and I-25, is also open as a shelter. I wrapped my arms around the the pipe under the sink.The tornado, by is point, was pelting the salon with golf ball sized hail. Colorado State Trooper Ryan Sullivan said the tornado caused multiple crashes and multiple injuries on highways in Weld County. We apologize, but this video has failed to load.
In buildings without basements, interior hallways or closets are considered safest, according to the National Weather Service. Snow-packed side roads and slushy highways met Denver drivers Monday as a winter storm continues to drop snow across the metro area.
The other ladies had emerged from the cellar and had begun to look around and assess the damage. “We estimate that as many as 60,000 customers lost service as the storm passed through,” Stutz said. It has dispatched 25 crews to the affected areas and will send 10 more by tomorrow.
I quickly ran into the dark bathroom, shut the door and slid under the sink. The weather had our complete and undivided attention at that point. Her stylist, despite having just experienced a tornado, quickly asked if she had time to rinse her client before we may have to take cover again.
Residents were advised to take tornado precautions, including taking shelter in basements or under sturdy furniture such as workbenches. May 22, 2008. Residents of mobile homes are advised to evacuate them for stronger shelters or to seek ditches and low spots if trapped outdoors. (NICK BRANCACCIO/Windsor Star), Kautex Textron engineer Sri Srikantha, centre, along with Cliff Campeau and Ted Theodhosi of Siemens, assess damage to Kautex plant on Deziel Drive, Thursday August 25, 2016. We were unsure if the man knew what had just transpired. I descended into the cellar and immediately became claustrophobic. Schools in affected areas were put on lockdown.
(NICK BRANCACCIO/Windsor Star), Utility crews assess the damage on Deziel Drive, the morning after a tornado caused millions in damage, Thursday August 25, 2016. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. He and his "bride to be" were to be featured in a story on the Discovery Channel about "Miracle Weddings" and she was there for her spa day. The daughter of the salon owner, informed us that they, in fact, had a cellar and if need be, she could have that door cleared in seconds. Roads in the Denver metro area were icy in spots Sunday morning as a winter storm brought snow to the region and dropped temperatures into the teens. Stutz said Xcel will have to rebuild the system from scratch. © 2020 Windsor Star, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Emergency and repair crews had their hands full, Thursday. About 15,000 Xcel customers in Windsor, Johnstown, Platteville and Gilcrest will remain without power until at least Friday, he said this evening. We all moved to the front porch of the salon and carefully stepped out to look in awe. (NICK BRANCACCIO/Windsor Star), Matt Gagnier is temporarily out of work after tornado damaged businesses on Deziel Drive Thursday August 25, 2016. The GEO has announced four opportunities for support for those impacted by the tornado that touched down in Weld County in May 2008. Seven people were admitted to Medical Center of the Rockies with injuries, but their conditions weren’t available, said spokesman Gary Kimsey. Windsor Star photographer Nick Brancaccio captures the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through east Windsor… I ordered my coffee and muffin and was greeted, as usual, by a big "hello" from Mark (the owner) and I sat down in the media room to relax with the "Sip and Knitters". Windsor Tornado: Pictures Of Damage On Deziel, Kautex Drives. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said a spotter saw a funnel cloud in southwest Loveland at about 12:45 p.m. Others were spotted at the Fort Collins Emergency Operations Center, Fossil Creek Reservoir and north of Wellington, and 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail were reported at Buckhorn Mountain. It actually sounded like a train coming down the tracks. Finally, another unusual aspect of the May 2008 Windsor tornado was the time of day at which it formed (approximately 11:26 AM Mountain time.)
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