Tornado, hailstorm affect Southeast Wyoming

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One reported injury in Goshen County, homes damaged in Carpenter

WHEATLAND — On Monday, Platte County, as well as many other nearby counties, faced a hail storm and tornado warning in the afternoon.
The severe weather warning from the National Weather Service was sent out prior to the storm, which began around 3 p.m. and died down in Wheatland around about half an hour, but at some point also reached Goshen, Laramie and Natrona counties.
There are currently no reports of house or building damage in Wheatland, but many vehicles have been impacted and dented by the quarter-inch to near-baseball-sized hail.
Carpenter, Wyoming faced downed power lines, damage to gas lines and severe damage to multiple homes and/or barns.
There have been no reported injuries through the Platte County Memorial Hospital as a result of the storm. However, there is one report of an injury in Goshen County.
As of Tuesday morning, there have been an estimated 250 to 300  calls for insurance claims on property and/or vehicle damage.
The Town Hall does not yet have reports of damage cost for the town.

(Photo by Stephanie Hamel) — A tornado travels across Carpenter, Wyoming Monday afternoon.

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