Prom photos capture powerful tornado in the distance

A tornado in Colorado has made prom photos even more memorable for these teenagers in the small community of Wray.

Clint Marintzer said his wife, Heidi, took pictures of their daughter Ali with her date Charlie Bator as the menacing tornado - with winds up to 130 mph - formed a backdrop.

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(Heidi Marintzer/AP)

Out of four twisters that developed in the area (which is about 100 miles east of Denver), this was the most powerful. Luckily it was a safe distance away from the teenagers - however their prom was still briefly delayed while officials made sure everyone was safe.

Clint says residents pitched in to clean up tornado debris the next day. There was some damage to three homes and two businesses outside of the town.

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