June 6th Tornado Classified As F3

The National Weather Service has rated the tornado as an F-3 with winds around 150 mph.

Photo Credit: Andy Johnson

Personnel from Albany County Emergency Management and Assessors office  worked closely with the National Weather Service out of Cheyenne Wy, and Farm Service Agency to identify the impacted area within Albany County today to gather more information in regards to the damage that was caused from tornados that touched ground around 5:45 pm June 6th.

It was determined that the tornado touched down 3 miles west of highway 30/287 on private property and moved east toward the privately owned Pete Lien quarry climbing the high hills and bluffs toward Horse Creek.

Homes and out buildings within the area were damaged from the strong winds, along with fences and pasture within a 12 miles path running to the east of Highway 30/287 from the originating location.

The National Weather Service has rated the tornado as an F-3 with winds around 150 mph.

Albany County Emergency Management will not be placing dumpsters in the local area at this time.

Carbon Power and Light are working hard to restore power to those citizens that are still without due to several power poles being decimated by the storm.

Albany County would encourage residents to register for Albany County Alerts on the county or city web sites.  Alerts are utilized to inform residents of local emergencies and can be received on your cell phone or land line.