Colorado County Marks 5th Anniversary of Tornado

May 23, 2013

Weld County residents are marking the fifth anniversary of a tornado that devastated the town of Windsor, Colo.

The May 22, 2008 tornado killed one man, destroyed 78 homes and damaged as many as 3,000 along its 39-mile path.

The EF3 tornado produced winds over 165 mph. Insurers say it was the most expensive twister in Colorado’s history, causing $207 million in insured losses.

Windsor resident Cindy Gleason rebuilt her home and told the Greeley Tribune that whenever she hears about a tornado now, she thinks about the years of recovery the survivors will face. A tree outside her kitchen window that had its bark ripped off is a constant reminder of all that work. She says she no longer dreads housecleaning, grateful to have a home to clean.

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