Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nebrasca: EF-2 Tornado Hits Edgar, Damages Homes, Power Lines

Residents of the south-central town of Edgar spent Tuesday surveying and cleaning up the damage caused by a tornado that hit around 7:30 Monday night.

The tornado, which has been given a preliminary rating of EF-2, had heavy rains, hail, and winds estimated at 60 miles per hour. It left the town without electricity, forcing residents to wait until Tuesday morning to see the full extent of the damage.

One of the hardest hit residents was Lynne Howard. The more than 100-year-old barn where her grandparents first met at a dance is now no more than a pile of rubble.