Photos: Storm destroys barn, causes major damage in Portales

A barn is destroyed when high winds rip through Portales during a Thursday night storm. (Photo: Catherine Hisel)

Storms across Eastern New Mexico came with high winds Thursday night, causing major damage in Portales.

According to officials, the storm came with hail up to one inch in diameter.

The high winds also caused 15 electrical poles to be snapped at the base, causing power outages. Officials also say irrigation equipment was blown over and several roofs were torn off of homes and businesses.

In Dora, there were reports of 65 mph wind gusts.

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