El Paso County Residents Spot Funnel Clouds, Possible Tornado

KKTV 11 News is getting photos from viewers who spotted funnel clouds Friday afternoon. Trained spotters from the National Weather Service report seeing a tornado touch down 3 miles west of Security.

No damage or injuries are being reported.

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  • by Ozy Location: Fontaine & Powers on Jul 20, 2008 at 04:08 PM
    My son actually spotted a funnel cloud about 1:30pm in that direction. My wife and I looked and did see debris being picked up and a clear absoulte funnel reaching to the clouds. At first we wondered if it was just smoke or a fire. When we stopped the van, we did see clearly that it was a tornado. It was west of Fontaine about only 2 miles away.
  • by Dot. Location: MN. on Jun 24, 2008 at 03:29 PM
    Don't wait till a tragedy happens,get the warning system back to running.You can't replace lives.I'm very thankful for Minneapolis to having the warning system,considering all the tornadoes of either sighting or touching down around here.Don't like the loud noise,wear earplugs.
  • by Ah No on Jun 24, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    The warning system was not removed because people thought they were an eye sore, they were removed for the same reason everything else is taken away..MONEY, the county did not want to spend the money on the warning system. When sadly someone dies they will relook at the system.
  • by Sarah Location: Colo. Springs on Jun 23, 2008 at 07:43 AM
    I was at work and I heard nothing of funnel clouds or Tornado Warnings in the area. Nothing came on the radio. I heard it on the news when I got home. We need a better warning system. Whats going to happen when we actually do have a Tornado and there is no warning? We really do need a warning system...
  • by kd Location: fountain on Jun 23, 2008 at 05:58 AM
    I lived in the security area when it was decided to remove the warning system. They were removed because people in the town considered them to be an eyesore and did not like the loud noise due to periodic tests that would be conducted.
  • by Dan Location: C/S on Jun 22, 2008 at 06:25 PM
    Andrew, get a life.
  • by ANDREW JOHNSON III on Jun 21, 2008 at 10:51 PM
    Y DO U NEED NAMES U GOING 2 LOOK FOR ME?
  • by Dan Myers Location: C/S on Jun 21, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    Why aren't people brave enough to post their name?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2008 at 03:46 PM
    I agree with every posting. Why does the goverment wait for the worst then try to do something?
  • by jason Location: security on Jun 21, 2008 at 03:22 PM
    one of the pics above i took off of fontaine and goldfiend in security. this may have been a seperate funnel from what was spotted on the ground. as a weather spotter it was a very eventful day and night. glad to see all the pics and videos.
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