Colorado wind storm was deadly, but not particularly costly

Posted at 2:03 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 16:03:39-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wind storm that recently tore through a Colorado city was deadly, but less costly than expected.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the January 9 wind storm caused downed trees and widespread power outages, but it didn't make the list of Colorado Spring's most costly or destructive disasters.

Two people have died from injuries received during storm, however, making it among the deadliest to hit Colorado Springs.

The hurricane force winds didn't cause enough property damage to make the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association's list of costly disasters, as the association's Executive Director Carole Walker says a summer hail storm did.

Walker says disasters must reach $25 million in insurance claims before being tracked by RMIIA.


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