Hail Damage at Amache

On July 29, 2018, the southeastern Colorado town of Granada (population 600) experienced an intense hailstorm that produced baseball-size stones. Hail driven by 70 mph winds blew out windows and skylights of nearly every building and home, punched through metal carports, heavily damaged cars and industrial vehicles, and cratered the athletic fields. Damage at the Amache site was sustained at the research center and other buildings and structures. The barracks building at the site, for example, lost 65 of its small-paned windows.

Donations to support the restoration of the site can be sent to Amache Preservation Society, PO Box 259, Amache, CO 81041-0269.

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Beth Kelley