Five tornadoes touched down on Colorado’s Eastern Plains on Saturday afternoon, causing damage in some areas.
State Farm Insurance teams went out Monday to take a look at the aftermath of Sunday’s storm trying to get a feel for just how much damage there is to repair.
A line of severe storms packing high winds and hail swept across Colorado’s Front Range and eastern plains Sunday, spawning several damaging tornadoes, including one that dropped down near a junior golf tournament southeast of Denver.
Sunday’s severe storms brought a lot of lightning to the Denver metro area. At one point there were 1,600 lightning strikes, and one of the bolts hit a home in Arapahoe County.
Spring thunderstorms could bring some heavy rain to parts of Colorado Friday, but thankfully there are no more tornadoes or golf ball-sized hail in the forecast.
More spring thunderstorms are expected Thursday along the Front Range and eastern Colorado, a day after six tornadoes touched down east of Denver.
People living in the eastern part of Aurora were right in the path of a severe storm that brought hail, heavy rain, strong winds and flash flooding to the area on Wednesday afternoon.
There have been no reports of damage or injuries from tornadoes, but in some places, hail piled up several inches deep.
The threat of tornadoes increases rapidly during the month of May and lasts through August.
The fallout shelters of the 1950s are clearly making a comeback, and 21st century shelters are of a different breed. Survival has become big business.