5 Injured as Tornadoes Rip Through Eastern Colorado

An emergency utility worker removes hardware from a downed power pole following a tornado in Virginia in February. Tornadoes caused damage in Eastern Colorado Saturday. Reuters

Eastern Colorado remains under a tornado watch as one of several to touch down in the state Saturday injured at least five people and damaged buildings.

There were 12 reports of tornadoes and 24 reports of hail storms Saturday, according to the Denver Channel. The most significant tore through the eastern city of Wray in Yuma County, causing injuries and structural damage, NBCNews.com reports.

Tornados today in Colorado. Source: The Weather Station: https://t.co/vm0g6SjoZ1

— abby j. ovitsky (@abbyjo58) May 8, 2016

At least a dozen trailers were overturned from a "multi-vortex tornado" near the town of Wiggins, NBCNews reports, while still another damaged buildings west of Wiggins.

Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day said damage estimates aren't yet available "as emergency personnel are still out assessing the situation," according to the Denver Post.

Extreme up-close tornado footage from just N of Wray, CO!

NEW VIDEO: Extreme up-close footage of tornado just north of Wray, CO earlier today! Uploading 360 video from inside the outer circulation next. More to come. AccuWeather.com Maria TimmerCustom severe weather alerts received from http://warningaware.com

Posted by Reed Timmer Extreme Meteorologist on Saturday, May 7, 2016

At least 40 electric poles were downed or damaged from the twisters, but the Yuma County Sheriff's Office said they will be fixed Sunday. Authorities worked overnight to provide security and "help round up livestock," according to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

Severe thunderstorms are forecast for Sunday afternoon.

WOW! Tornado seen yesterday in Wray, Colorado. Video via @reedtimmerTVN #Tornado #COwx pic.twitter.com/tpk4kcYPtm

— Mark Tarello (@mark_tarello) May 8, 2016