- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

PINE BLUFFS, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming community is recovering after being pummeled by golf ball-sized hail and high winds that damaged more than 500 homes and knocked out power for three hours.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/2aPAW9O ) that the severe thunderstorm on Wednesday evening damaged several homes and vehicles in Pine Bluffs, a farming community of about 1,200 people. It also hurt crops, including most of the wheat supply.

No one was hurt.

Director of Wyoming Homeland Security Guy Cameron said Thursday that the storm seems to have hit every structure in town, including businesses and homes. Many homes were also flooded by the storm.

Gov. Matt Mead visited Pine Bluffs Thursday and activated 27 members of the Wyoming National Guard to help clean up the damage.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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