Cleanup continues after tornado in Morgan County

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MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. -- Cleanup crews continued to comb through the destruction in Brush on Monday after a tornado ripped through parts of that community over the weekend.

The tornado obliterated the community airport and damaged several planes. The National Weather Service ruled the tornado as an EF2.

At least one EF2 tornado was reported about 10 miles southeast of Brush on Road K, officials said.

In Hillrose, which also saw a EF2 tornado, homeowners surveyed the damage on their property -- including Roger Starbuck.

“From what we’re finding today, I think our house shifted on the foundation a little bit. Because we’ve got doors that aren’t fitting,” he said.

Starbuck said his garage, chicken coop and horse barn were also damaged. He estimates the overall cost at more than $100,000.

“We had a good day going and then we thought we’d get a little bit of rain out of it, but we got more than that!” he said.

On Monday, heavy machinery was seen plucking apart what was left of the airport in Brush.

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