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Storm Impacts Rural Sherman, Valley Counties

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Wednesday's fast moving storm has left residents in rural Sherman and Valley Counties cleaning up and assessing damage.

Downed tree limbs and severely damaged crops; that's just some of the aftermath of Wednesday night's storm that rolled through central Nebraska.

Locals were surprised when a super–cell, as reported by the Hastings National Weather Service, rolled into their area with little notice.

"It came up on us pretty suddenly. I was out mowing my yard and all of a sudden the temperature started dropping and I knew something was coming," said North Loup native Jim Goodrich. "And so I finished up and got in the house just in time."

This storm is leaving farmers in Valley County with sheared crops, and a bleak outlook for the season.

"It's heart breaking, it really is. A lot of people have lost a lot of their livelihoods as well as homes being damaged and roofs and windows and siding and a lot of people have been affected in this area," Goodrich said.

Goodrich adds that though this will be a setback for many, the communities will bounce back.


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