A tornado touched down in Elbert county Thursday evening, June 7th, producing considerable damage to homes and several farm buildings in south central Elbert county. The National Weather Service in Boulder has rated the damage at EF-2 at it's strongest point near Elbert County Road 82 and just west of Elbert County Road 97. The tornado initially touched down approximately at County Road 101 about 1 mile north of County Road 90, and then traveled south/southwest into El Paso county. One minor injury occurred due to broken glass.
Map showing tornado track (to south/southwest), intensity, and storm damage from Elbert county into northern El Paso county.
Both images above showing significant home damage at point of EF2 tornado strength.
Additional damage at EF2 tornado intensity site. Pickup truck was thrown into RV.
Debris wrapped around power pole
Considerable wind and hail damage to home just west of tornado path. All north facing windows were shattered.
Additional damage occurred as the tornado moved across the county line into El Paso county. Please click here for El Paso county damage information provided by the National Weather Service, Pueblo, CO.