Tornadoes, flooding rain hit northern Colorado

Author: Associated Press
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LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) – Powerful storms have brought tornadoes, hail and flooding to northern Colorado.  The Larimer County Office of Emergency Management says at least three homes were demolished in the town of Berthoud, about 40 miles north of Denver.

Crews checking on reports of about 25 other homes that were possibly damaged were hindered by heavy rain and hail.

The National Weather Service said at least two other tornadoes touched down Thursday afternoon near the tiny town of Simla, about 60 miles southeast of Denver. Elbert County officials said at least six homes were damaged there, one severely.

No injuries were reported from that string of storms.

The National Weather Service has declared a flash flood emergency in Larimer and Boulder Counties and urged residents in low-lying areas to move to higher ground. The area is still recovering from devastating floods in 2013.

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