Tornado injures man on golf course in
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[June 09, 2014]
By Keith Coffman
DENVER (Reuters) - Severe weather pounded
eastern Colorado on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and spawning several
tornados, one of which injured a man on a golf course near Denver,
A line of storms marched along a 130-mile (210 km) stretch of the
Colorado Rockies' front range and eastward onto the High Plains,
said Frank Cooper, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service
in Boulder, Colorado.
He said the weather service had confirmed six twisters in all, most
of which struck sparsely populated areas, with minimal damage
One man sustained minor injuries when a tornado touched down in the
Denver suburb of Aurora during a youth golf tournament, sending
people scurrying for cover, the Aurora fire department said on its
The nature of the man’s injuries was not immediately known. The same
twister damaged a nearby home and overturned an empty construction
trailer on the country club's property, the fire department said.
Three tornadoes touched down in rural Park County, about 30 miles
west of Colorado Springs, in the late morning and early afternoon,
the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Several structures were damaged in the town of Lake George, but
there were no reported injuries, police said, adding that residents
of one neighborhood were evacuated to a nearby school until the
By early evening the threat from tornados had passed, but showers
were expected to linger in northeast Colorado into the night, the
National Weather Service said.
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A flood warning remained in effect for the Cache La Poudre River in
Weld county, which has been above flood stage for nearly a week,
causing flooding to homes and businesses in the city of Greeley last
At least five people have died in rain-swollen Colorado streams and
rivers over the last two weeks, as steady showers and a rapidly
melting mountain snowpack have engorged downstream waterways.
(Editing by Steve Gorman and Clarence Fernandez)
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