Lakewood and Denver Metro Area hit hard by storms

Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group

I spoke yesterday about the number of storms that have hit the Denver/Lakewood area over the past week and today brought the worse.....a tornado struck in Aurora causing extensive damage to the Southlands Mall as well as surrounding neighborhoods.  Just across Smoky Hill Drive in Tallyn's Reach, the twister struck the cul-de-sac that my son just moved out of about 30 days ago.  His former home was spared, but his wonderful neighbors suffered damage to their homes and yards. Fortunately, no one was hurt. 

I had been hosting an open house in Northglenn when the dark clouds started rolling in.  Hail and rain helped me decide to close up early.  Driving home, I could see the wide expanse of heavy gray and black clouds surrounding Denver.  Passing O'Kane Park, I pulled over to take the following shot:


Comments (8)

Jackie DeShazer
Montana Country Real Estate - Libby, MT

Emelyn - Glad to hear no one was hurt sounds like a very scary storm. Great picture though!

Jun 07, 2009 04:05 PM
Charlottesville, VA

looks like just a small patch of blue coming through

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Jun 07, 2009 10:52 PM
Charlottesville, VA

looks like just a small patch of blue coming through

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Jun 07, 2009 10:52 PM
Emelyn Morris-Sayre

Hi Jackie - Yes, considering the storm, we are very lucky that no one was seriously hurt.

Hi Charles - I was looking west to take this picture....the storm had passed over and moved east about 30 minutes before where the tornado struck in the eastern suburbs - Aurora. The time here was about 2 p.m. and you can see how dark it 4 or so the patch of blue had expanded a bit....more storms expected today.

Jun 08, 2009 01:01 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Emelyn - that is a cool picture, but glad to hear that no one was injured. Must have been a scary storm.

Jun 08, 2009 02:25 AM
Michael and Cheron Lange
Solutions Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Associate Broker, GRI

Wow!!!  I talked to my Dad who lives in Arvada and he said the weather was absolutely CRAZY!  Great picture!

Cheron Lange

Jun 08, 2009 11:05 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

I heard the tornado warnings, and knew it was bad. So glad no one was hurt. Went out a couple weeks ago and took some shots of an area about 8 miles from me that was hit last August - 500 acres of forest. The devastation was incredible. Tornadoes are really scary. I get VERY nervous when I see a green sky....This is a great photo.


Jun 08, 2009 11:57 AM
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Emelyn, what a gorgeous photo, being right there as it was happenning must have been quite an experience - scary and exciting at the same time!

Jun 09, 2009 05:24 PM