Reported Tornado Rips Through Wayne in NE Nebraska
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
A reported tornado has caused extensive damage in parts of Wayne, in northeast Nebraska.
Witnesses reported that the Friday evening tornado struck the southern and southeastern parts of town, destroying at least four homes and the city's softball complex. The Nebraska State Patrol had closed off all roads into town as emergency responders worked on the scene.
Sioux City television station KTIV reported that trees around town were stripped of their bark and several trees, and power lines were down. Cell phone service was not working.
The station reported that Wayne State College's main campus was not affected.
Witnesses reported that the tornado appeared to be two miles wide.