11 News has learned a tornado touched down in southwest Colorado Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say the tornado was on the ground or about 20 minutes in an area nine miles northwest of Cheraw.
The National Weather Service says Cheraw, Swink and La Junta were affected. The Crowley County Sheriff's Office tells 11 News there are no reports of damage or injuries at this time. Otero County Sheriff's Office also reports no damage or injuries.
The pictures seen under the Photo tab above were sent to 11 News by Rick. The pictures were taken from Rick's home, about three miles northeast of Ordway. If you have pictures, e-mail them to News@kktv.com.
As a reminder, the safest place to be in the case of a tornado is a basement, under sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, go to the lowest floor in an interior hallway or a small interior room, such as a closet or a bathroom. Use blankets or pillows to cover and protect your body from flying debris. Always stay away from windows!
If you are outdoors, in a vehicle or in a mobile home, go to a nearby sturdy structure and get in a small interior room on the lowest floor possible, away from windows. If there is no sturdy structure available as a last resort, go to a culvert, ditch or a low spot and cover your head with your hands.
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