Personnel from the Albany County Emergency Management and Assessor’s office, in conjunction with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne and Farm Service Agency have assessed the area in Albany County Impacted by Wednesday’s tornado.

It was determined that the tornado touched down three miles west of Highway 30/287 on private property and moved east toward the privately owned Pete Lein quarry, climbing the high hills and bluffs toward Horse Creek, according to an Albany County Emergency Management update.

A couple homes and out buildings in that area were damaged from the strong winds, along with fences and pasture within a 12 mile path running east of Highway 30/287 from the origin point. No injuries have been reported.

The tornado has been rated an EF-3 by the National Weather Service, with winds around 150 mph.

Carbon Power and Light are working to restore power to residents who are still without, as several poles were decimated in the storm. Albany County Emergency Management will not be placing dumpsters in the local area at this time.

Albany County is encouraging residents to register for Albany County Alerts on the county or city web sites. Alerts are used to notify residents of emergencies and can be received on a cell phone or a land line.

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