Tornadoes hit near Peetz, Colorado

Posted at 3:08 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-31 00:51:06-04

Three tornadoes were reported in Logan County Monday afternoon, according to the Logan County Office of Emergency Management.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in northwest Logan County at 2:19 p.m. The Logan County Sheriff's Office said that tornado touched down at County Road 37 and 74.

Video from Jim Gardiner showed the twister ripping across his farmland about six miles west of the town of Peetz.

Video from Heather Witt showed a tornado on the ground near a wind turbine farm. Peetz is about 150 miles northeast of Denver, near the Colorado-Nebraska border.

"That tornado destroyed a barn in the area and ripped off the front door to a residence," the Logan County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "Power poles were also damaged, causing power outages."

Ashley Kennedy told Denver7 she lost power, but doesn't have any damage at her home.

Jim Gardner shot video of the tornado. He said it destroyed a large equipment shed on his property.

"It looked like it just took it like match sticks," said Gardiner. "I'm just thankful that nobody got hurt around us."

#VIDEO: Incredible footage from farmer Jim Gardiner of #Peetz, Colorado. #Tornado and two other funnels. #cowx

No injuries have been reported.


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