Volunteers and workers continue to work in area communities affected by tornado storms on Saturday
Volunteers and workers weary from a full day of recovery efforts Sunday from severe storms that battered Marshall and Gage counties. The hardest hit communities were Wymore, Marysville, Blue Rapids and Waterville. Downed trees were plentiful, with fewer reports of structural damage. The roofs and some buildings did not escape the storm damage. Claims adjusters are expected next week to help provide more comprehensive data and information.
KNDY will contact emergency management agencies, law enforcement and others to summarize post-storm cleanup efforts and resources for affected residents. People with information that might help the public can contact KNDY for announcements, as appropriate. Leave a voicemail at (785) 562-2361, or email [email protected] Any company that could help with cleanup or repairs can also contact KNDY to share their contact details.
Remarkably, no injuries were reported from the tornado and related storms Saturday night. Advance warning from the National Weather Service, local media and officials likely contributed to this fact. Weather service assessments will determine the exact path and intensity of storms ahead. Supercells formed in southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas, spawning multiple tornadoes. A radar-indicated rotation was also observed by the National Weather Service. Kansas was the hardest hit by winds and tornadic activity, while residents of Nebraska also reported large hail in many locations.
Power should be restored for most residents, anyone who still does not have electrical service is asked to call their provider.
Evergy, Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative and city crews continued repairing poles, lines and other parts of local utilities on Sunday. Residents who need to reach Evergy to report an ongoing outage should call 1-800-544-4857. Anyone on the Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperative lines still without power has been asked to call 866-736-2347. In southeast Nebraska, Norris Public Power continued their efforts to fully restore power and are asking anyone to call them at 1-800-858-4707 for assistance.