New Mexico Tornado Destroyed 10 Homes, Inured 5

March 19, 2019

A tornado that ripped roofs from buildings and injured five people in a tiny New Mexico town left a trail of debris, authorities reported.

The tornado touched down outside of Dexter last week on Tuesday evening before quickly barreling into the town about 18 miles south of Roswell, where the injured were taken to a hospital. They had suffered non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Chaves County Sheriff Mike Herrington said the tornado “took out” about 10 homes on one street in the town of about 5,000 people. A dairy was forced to put down about 150 cows that were injured, he added.

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