It hurts me to see my little hometown all hurt by the fierceness of five tornadoes that touched down last night! I love this little town with all my heart.
"The tornadoes' path was 14 miles long and 100 yards wide. A second tornado struck the city of Kearney at 5:25 p.m. and touched down at various points until about 5:45 p.m.," the Weather Service said.
Here are some photos:
Clouds starting to funnel.
Tornado from a distance.
It also derailed a 44 car train.
And the saddest. The exposition center at the fairgrounds where my friend and I had an amazing night at the monster truck rally, is now no more!
Humongoid trees were uprooted all over town as well
There are no deaths, just a few minor injuries reported, but it is all good. Kearney better watch out though because they say that 2008 will be one of the worst tornado seasons in the last few decades. Living in Nebraska is always an adventure but who else could survive this but my fellow Kearneyites!!! We will survive!!