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Tuesday storm damages CNCC’s Rangely campus

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

A storm Tuesday night damaged the roof at Nichol's Hall at Colorado Northwestern Community College's Rangely campus.

A storm Tuesday night uprooted a tree at Colorado Northwestern Community College's Rangely campus. The tree above fell onto the home of CNCC President Russell George.This tree was uprooted Tuesday night in the middle of Colorado Northwestern Community College's campus. The school reported that some have claimed the storm that hit campus was a microburst or tornado.

A storm Tuesday night that Colorado Northwestern Community College officials described as "violent" ripped through the school's Rangely campus, CNCC reported in a news release.

"What many are claiming to be a tornado or microburst blew through the campus taking off the roof of the northwest half of Nichol's Residence Hall," CNCC spokeswoman Becky Dubbert wrote in the release. "Students were not occupying this half, but they were in the other."

The storm occurred about 8:15 p.m. The weather also damaged the roofs at the Yeager and Cramer buildings, CNCC reported.

No one was hurt on campus in the incident. Electricity was lost during the storm, and was not back up until late Tuesday night.

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The storm also uprooted several old trees, and knocked down others, including trees that fell on the president's residence.

CNCC President Russell George was in the home at the time of the incident, but was not hurt.

Damage was limited at the president's home, but a complete review of all buildings on campus is taking place today.

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