Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, cruel, with fury and burning anger, to make the land a desolation; and He will exterminate its sinners from it…
Wind Storm Batters Southern Colorado
Damage Reported In Custer, Fremont, Las Animas Counties
By KRDO.com Staff POSTED: 3:39 pm MST November 13, 2011
UPDATED: 4:00 pm MST November 13, 2011
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. — Powerful winds battered much of Southern Colorado over the weekend.
The worst of the storm hit overnight Saturday into Sunday.
KRDO viewers reported damage in Custer, Fremont, and Las Animas County.
Custer County Sheriff Fred Jobe tells KRDO NewsChannel 13 that two unofficial weather spotters who he deems reliable measured wind gusts of 115 mph and 125 mph respectively.
In Custer County, 75 power poles were snapped, some sheds and barns were destroyed, and there were even reports of trees crashing down onto homes.
Tree damage is reportedly widespread across the county.
Sheriff Job tells KRDO NewsChannel 13 that at one point, much of the county lost electricity.
Most Blackhills Energy customers have since had their power restored.
Some Sangre De Christo Electric Customers were still without power Sunday evening, including in the community of Rosita.
Sheriff Job says that Sangre De Christo customers who do not have electricity yet may not have their service restored for several days.
KRDO viewers also reported extensive damage in Stonewall, which is west of Trinidad in Las Animas County.
The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and terrible day of the LORD arrives…