Tornado Injures 1, Damages 2 Homes in Wheatland

Tornado Injures 1, Damages 2 Homes in Wheatland

A tornado touched down near Wheatland on Thursday, destroying two rural homes and injuring one person.

Speaking for the Platte County Sheriff's Office, local radio station owner Kent Smith says the injured person was treated at the Wheatland hospital for a cut on the head.

There also was a report of derailed train.

Smith says the tornado touched down shortly after 3 p.m. in a sparsely populated area. One of the destroyed homes was vacant.

Mike Weiland, of the National Weather Service, says there were reports of another tornado briefly touching down about 20 miles north of Cheyenne. There was no immediate word of any damage.

The storms were accompanied by heavy rain and large hail.

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