ELLICOTT, Colo. - A tornado swept through a community east of Colorado Springs, damaging mobile homes and buildings and injuring at least 14 people Monday.
Karen Krause said she saw the storm from the front doorway of her double-wide trailer in Ellicott, about 17 miles from Colorado Springs. She said it came with no warning as darkness fell.
"It busted windows out of my husband's truck, 20 feet from the house," she said. She said the tornado also ripped the roof from a school about 500 feet from her house.
Lt. Melissa Hartman in the El Paso County sheriff's office said one person was seriously injured. Three mobile home parks were hit, authorities said.
Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs had treated 14 injured people and was expecting several more, hospital spokesman Chris Valentine said. He said the most serious injury at the hospital was broken leg.
"Mostly it's cuts, lacerations and bumps on the head," Valentine said.