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Mother Nature again targets Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska

Rain, hail, tornadoes struck Saturday
Posted at 10:28 PM, Jul 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 11:58:12-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- For the sixth day in a row, Mother Nature used Colorado as a punching bag. This time, Northern and Eastern Colorado were the targets.

Lightning, rain and/or hail were reported Saturday evening in an area stretching from Larimer County all the way to the Kansas state line.

Wyoming Twister

A twister was reported near Douglas, in neighboring Wyoming. So far, there have been no reports of damage.

Carol Evans shared five photos of the tornado which touched down about 11 miles south of that Wyoming city. One of those photos can be seen in the image for this story.

Nebraska Twister/Hail

A tornado was also reported in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Sgt. Brandon Loy, of the Kimball County Sheriff's Office, said the twister touched down near the  municipal airport, but did not cause any damage.

Sgt. Loy also said an eight-mile swath of crops was destroyed by baseball size hail, along Highway 71 just north of the Colorado state line.

The storm that damaged crops in Nebraska moved into Logan County, Colorado.

The severe weather warnings have been non-stop this week.

Rachel Haber died during Tuesday's storms that passed through the Front Range. She was cat sitting for a friend and got trapped in a flooded basement in Englewood.

Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 11150 East Dartmouth Avenue in Aurora.

Kembra Allen, the friend she was cat sitting for, lost everything in the flood.


Another friend, Mandy Hansen, is planning a fundraiser to help pay for Haber's funeral and to help Ms. Allen get back on her feet.

That fundraiser will be held at Twenty Brew Tap House, at 111th and Sheridan in Westminster, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 5.

Hansen said she's trying to collect winter clothing, canned goods, kitchen items and cash to help the families.