Laramie Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center After Wind Wreaks Havoc, Causes Gas Leak
Update: The City of Laramie said people can return to their homes as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday evening.
The Red Cross has opened an Evacuation Center at the Laramie Parks and Recreation Center in response to a gas leak that happened in the city earlier today.
Locals around Laramie reported large amounts of destruction to trees after a wind storm reaching 90 mph hit the city Tuesday night.
As of 8:23 p.m., approximately 2266 customers in Laramie are affected by 70 different power outages across the city, according to Rocky Mountain Power. Check their out map here for updates.
Some Laramie residents were asked to evacuate after a gas leak was reported. The Red Cross has opened an Evacuation Center at the Laramie Parks and Recreation Center in response.
Red Cross of Wyoming has opened an Evacuation Center in Laramie, in response to a request from the Albany County Emergency Management, due to a gas leak on Lyons St. The evacuation was ordered by the Laramie Fire Department and is affecting 20 - 50 homes.The Evacuation Center is located at the Laramie Parks and Recreation Center, 920 Boulder Dr.
Posted on: June 27, 2017
EMERGENCY NOTICEThere is a gas leak on Lyons Street and residents need to evacuate immediately.The evacuation is in the area of Lyons Street from Hancock Street to Shield Street between 9th and 10th Streets.The City's Recreation Center at 920 Boulder Drive available for shelter.If you are in the affected area please evacuate as soon as possible.
As of 7 p.m., the police department announced they did not have an estimated time for restoration via their Facebook Page.
David Settle said he spoke with Meteorologist Don Day who confirmed the wind speeds.
The National Weather Service of Cheyenne issued a Severe Thunderstorm for the area earlier in the day.
We will update this post with any information we receive.