Holly, CO (AP) - Like the Marines on Iwo Jima, residents have been declaring victory over nature in the tornado-devastated town of Holly, with American flags going up on crumbling structures.
Abi Weaver of the Red Cross says spirits are high.
The tornado was a surprise Wednesday, turning to a monster with
winds of up 150 mph that was only spotted on radar just as it hit the town of 1,000.
The area already has endured a lengthy drought, the loss of the
region's major employer and January blizzards that decimated cattle
Dozens of volunteers were in Holly Saturday, helping the town recover from the tornado that damaged 164 homes and killed one.
Early Saturday, officials said the tornado claimed a second life, but they now say there is only one confirmed death.