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Tornadoes near Roswell New Mexico 
Tornado photos near Roswell were taken from about 5 miles away by Rick  Cardona.  Chase 2004 is already heating up with the first US chase report coming in from Roswell. Although chasing tornadoes is not something you would expect to be doing near Roswell New Mexico, on Thursday April 8th it was the place to be for chasing 4 different tornadoes. 

People closer to it said it was on the ground at different times during its life cycle. Reports have come in that at least one mobile home was destroyed near Dexter from one of tornadoes that hit the area. The home owner reportedly had taken shelter else where before the tornado had hit. This is great since more people are killed in Mobile homes than in homes built on a strong foundation. Other reports state that windows were knocked out of several cars by one of the four tornadoes that went through the area on Thursday night.  Thanks Rick Cardona for sharing your photos with all of us.
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The second tornado pictured below was on clearly on the ground.
2nd tornado at Roswell New Mexico Tornado taken by Rick CardonaReported by Joe Salazar
I live in Roswell New Mexico by the city limts and I wanted to tell you that when the storm had hit roswell on 4/8/04 I had seen a funnel cloud over a hill I didn't take any pictures or anything because I was in my bus and I had told my friends but they did'nt belive me so when I had got to my house my friend called me and said " there was a tornado warning". So I told my dad and I ran to my grandmas cause we live in a trailer and got in the closet and my dad came with his radio.While I was in the closet I heard the emergency sirens started. It tured out that the tonadoes didnt go throu roswell as expected they acually went south south north through alittle town called dexter and thats were that mobel home got destroyed. the next day I read in the ROSWELL DAILY RECORD"there were four seperate twisters " and thats what happend