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Tornado touches down in Wyo.; at least 1 injured


Storms have brought a tornado and 2-inch hail to Wyoming, a day after thunderstorms pummeled parts of Wyoming and Colorado with golf ball-sized hail and heavy rain.

Wyoming officials say three homes were heavily damaged by the tornado Thursday, and 10 to 12 other structures also have damage.

Speaking for the Platte County Sheriff's Office, local radio station owner Kent Smith says the injured person was treated at the Wheatland hospital for a cut on the head.

National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Trudel says the tornado touched down briefly near Wheatland, north of Cheyenne. Meanwhile hail the size of golf balls was reported in the Wheatland area, and 2-inch hail was reported in Laramie.

On Wednesday, about five tornadoes touched down in Colorado. No serious damage was reported.

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