Nebraska and northern Kansas were hit by at least seven tornadoes
and a foot of rain Sunday, according to The Associated Press.
news agency reported one death and five homes destroyed in Deshler,
NE, where residents reported “volleyball-size” hail. The town’s
mayor reported five homes leveled to their foundations and 25 others
with extensive damage.
storm also destroyed the town’s lumberyard and a building at Reinke
Manufacturing, the maker of flatbed trailers, truck chassis and
a lot of damage from trees just landing on cars and homes,” Bob
Reinke of Reinke Manufacturing, told The AP. “It’s unbelievable.”
Gov. Mike Johanns called in a National Guard helicopter to rescue
people stranded by standing water in Hubbell, a small Nebraska town
on the Kansas line. The news agency reported that the governor would
tour the Deshler area Monday.
weather service radar in Hastings, NE, showed six to 13 inches of
rain throughout Thayer County. The AP reported a highway
just south of Hebron, NE, was closed due to high water.
the state line in a rural area north of Courtland, KS, three homes
were damaged. No injuries were reported, but standing water stranded