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Tornado hits small Nebraska town

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 00:53

May 12 - Residents of Sutton, Nebraska assess the damage to their community after a tornado hit the small town about 80 miles southwest of Lincoln, affecting nearly every building in the downtown area. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Residents of Sutton, Nebraska are starting their week assessing damage to their community, after a tornado hit this small town about 80 miles southwest of Lincoln on Sunday. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT SAYING: "It was quick...it was very quick it went over really fast, matter of a couple minutes." Residents say nearly every building in the two-block downtown area was affected. One man, the town's police chief, was reported slightly injured. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT SAYING: "We were in the basement, heard a crash that was one of the trees going through the window so I went upstairs to check it out, went back downstairs heard another big boom that was my tree behind my house, had one little tree taken out of the ground thrown over against the shed." SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT SAYING: "Now we just pick everything up, clean everything up, things are insured so we go from there." The National Weather Service said there were some 26 preliminary tornado reports across Nebraska and several other Midwest states on Sunday. Missouri's Governor declared a state of emergency on Sunday after a tornado there destroyed up to 300 homes east of Kansas City the day before.

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Tornado hits small Nebraska town

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 00:53