Tornado touches down near Wheatland

Jun 7, 2012

Storms have brought a tornado and 2-inch hail to Wyoming in another day of severe weather.

The National Weather Service says that a tornado touched down briefly near Wheatland.   Emergency responders in Platte County say there are reports that 3 homes were severely damaged and several other reports of property damage.  Several power lines were also knocked down.

The Platte County Sheriff’s office also says that a train was derailed. Platte County Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Becky Kumpf says one person was treated for undisclosed, minor injuries from the tornado and was released.  It’s not known if there are other injuries.