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Onlookers ogle Wyoming tornado that damages handful of homes

June 7, 2018

This June 6, 2018 photo provided by Aaron Voos shows a tornado moving slowly across the plains north of Laramie, Wyo. The tornado that took its time roaring across a sparsely populated area caused quite a few "oohs" and "ahhs" as well as some damage. Aaron Voos saw the twister touch down north of the city of Laramie while driving home with his 6-year-old son. He called his wife who was at home with their 11-year-old son and told them to drive away. The family and several neighbors watched the tornado churn across a rolling prairie and into the mountains, missing their house by under a mile. Sheriff's officials say a couple of homes were damaged, but no injuries were reported. (Aaron Voos via AP)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A tornado that took its time roaring across a sparsely populated area of Wyoming caused quite a few “oohs” and “ahhs” as well as some damage.

Aaron Voos saw the twister touch down north of the city of Laramie while driving home with his 6-year-old son Wednesday. He called his wife who was at home with their 11-year-old son and told them to drive away.

Voos admits the usual advice is to go to the basement. But he says the tornado was moving so slowly, they had plenty of time to meet him roadside a few miles away.

The family and several neighbors watched the tornado churn across a rolling prairie and into the mountains, missing their house by under a mile.

Sheriff’s officials say a couple of homes were damaged, but no injuries were reported.

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