Tornado Guts Colorado Town, But Spares Lives There

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Tornadoes ripped through this neighborhood in Holly, Colo. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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Tornadoes ripped through this neighborhood in Holly, Colo.

Tornadoes ripped through this neighborhood in Holly, Colo.

Jeff Brady, NPR

Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado are recovering from a powerful storm that killed at least four people. The Weather Service recorded 65 separate tornadoes Wednesday across a large section of the West and Midwest. Some of the worst damage was done last night in Holly, Colo.

The storm left a path of destruction 600 feet wide and a mile long through the small town in the state's southeast. Despite the fact that the storm ravaged the town's residential area, only injuries, not deaths, have been reported.

Less than three months ago, a blizzard paralyzed this part of the state and killed more than 10,000 cattle. The tornado also killed dozens of cattle; one rancher said that some of his animals are hurt so badly that they will have to be euthanized.

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