COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- At least eight people were hospitalized after being hit by large hail at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon.
The zoo said that one duck and two vultures were killed in the storm, according to KDVR.
Authorities said that the victims were being treated for traumatic injuries caused by the powerful hailstorm, but officials have not released the victims' conditions.
All guests from the zoo are being transported via public transit to the Cheyenne Mountain High School because the parking lot is full of vehicles that officials have deemed too damaged to drive.
— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) August 6, 2018
An Evacuation Center has been opened at#CheyenneMountainHighSchool, 1200 Cresta Rd. Colorado Springs to support the 100+ cars that were damaged due to the hail at the#CheyenneMountainZoo. Please go there for reunification, protection and refreshments. pic.twitter.com/PnwUeI8bl1
— CO & WY Red Cross (@COWYRedCross) August 6, 2018