WRAY, Colo. — Severe weather whipped across Colorado Saturday. Several tornadoes were reported in the area of Wray, near the Nebraska border. Storm chasers captured some intense video of the funnel. Authorities say at least five people were injured. Click here for more video from severestudios.com.
One family in Colorado’s eastern plains ran into a small basement bathroom to take cover. They huddled together there for safety. When the tornado passed, they discovered much of their home was gone. Their bathroom remained intact and they escaped injury.
“It was behind the building and I thought it was going to reach our house,” said Jamie Egloff, who saw the funnel forming over their house.
“It started off as a little toothpick, and then it started getting bigger and bigger. And it got really wide,” said Evelyn Ivarie.
The National Weather Service estimates the EF2 twister at a quarter-mile wide. Surveyors say it traveled almost three miles, tearing up everything in its path.