Tornadoes Hit Small Nebraska Towns

May 6, 2015 - 5:27pm

UPDATE Wednesday 6:25 p.m. CT:

The Nuckolls County Sheriff's Office says a tornado has hit a rural area near the Kansas border.

A dispatcher who answered the phone at the Nuckolls County Sheriff's Department said a tornado hit a rural area between the small towns of Hardy and Ruskin on Wednesday.

The dispatcher, who said she was too busy to give her name, said her office did not know of any injuries or damage to buildings. But she said deputies were checking houses in the area to make sure residents were safe.

 

UPDATE Wednesday 6:10 p.m. CT: 

A National Weather Service official says a tornado has hit Roseland, damaging between 10 and 15 homes.

Angela Pfannkuch (FAHN-cue), a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hastings, says the tornado hit at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday. She said while her office was aware that homes had been damaged, she did not know the extent of the damage. Pfannkuch said her office was not aware of any injuries from the tornado.

 

Original Story Wednesday 5:30 p.m. CT:

Officials say a tornado has hit Roseland, Nebraska, a rural town of fewer than 250 people about eight miles southwest of Hastings.

Angela Pfannkuch (FAHN-cue), a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hastings, says the tornado hit at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday. She said her office learned of the tornado from the Adams County Emergency Management office. The weather service was sending someone to the town Wednesday to try to confirm that a tornado hit the area.

Dawna Whitcomb with the Adams County office said no serious injuries had been reported by 5 p.m. Her office was busy coordinating with the American Red Cross to help any households displaced by the tornado.

Whitcomb said she did not yet know whether the tornado had caused any serious damage to homes and buildings.

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