Twister Hits Salt Lake City Rare Storm Kills at Least 1, Injures 100
SALT LAKE CITY -- A rare tornado swept through downtown yesterday, tossing trucks and trees around and shredding tents set up for a convention. At least one person was killed, and about 100 were injured.
"It couldn't have picked a worse place," said National Weather Service meteorologist David Hogan. "The chance of it hitting a city right smack where it did today is pretty slim."
Power lines were ripped down, roofs torn off, windows blown out and shards of glass were everywhere. Helicopters landed in the streets to ferry the injured to hospitals.
Gov. Mike Leavitt flew over the mile-long path of destruction before declaring a state of emergency.
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