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Microburst uproots trees, damages buildings in Fowler

Microburst uproots trees, damages buildings in Fowler

FOWLER, Colo. - A microburst ripped through Fowler early Tuesday morning, uprooting trees and damaging buildings along its path.

"I was in bed and all of a sudden it was just a loud noise," explained Fowler resident Pauline Anderson. "We've had some high winds but nothing like this. Nothing like this."

The microburst blew away the back wall of Anderson's hay barn. Within 36 hours, the wall had been replaced. Anderson said it cost about $7,000 to repair the barn.

Her neighbor, Von Lieber, also suffered extensive damage to his property. KRDO NewsChannel 13 spoke with Clayton Kilburn, who was clearing debris from Lieber's property. Gusty winds also ripped through Lieber's hay barn and toppled trees around his home.

"Hail was hitting. Wind. Heavy rain. It blew just about everything," Kilburn said.

The microburst also carried heavy hail, which flattened part of Lieber's corn field.

As for Anderson, she's just thankful the wind didn't blow any debris or trees onto her home.

"I am very thankful because I probably wouldn't have a house if they had fallen onto our house," she said.

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