Northeast Nebraska tornado aftermath

Clean-up efforts nearing completion in Hoskins

HOSKINS, Nebraska - Our little town -- it's always a clean, nice little town. It was devastating to see all the trees broken. Everybody's hearts were just kind of sad,"says Deb Krause, Hoskins resident.

A couple days after, what's now confirmed to be a tornado blew through Hoskins, and the residents are still picking up the pieces.
 
Tree limbs and branches piling up around town.
 
"It was just amazing the way everybody came together to help one another. We're one big family in this town. We care for our neighbors," says Krause.
 
Those downed tree limbs took down power lines Friday night -- leaving the town without electricity for hours. Utility crews scrambling in the dark to get service restored.
 
In the aftermath of the storm, village maintenance staff has been busy...
 
"It's been a whirlwind -- needless to say," says Dick Seier, Village of Hoskins Maintenance.
 
Rounding up all of those fallen tree branches and placing them in a master debris pile.
 
"It's amazing -- we got it looking pretty good for what went on," says Seier.
 
And while Wayne County's starting to look like normal again, the damage assessment continues from the other tornado in Northeast Nebraska that blew through the Madison county area.
 
It's blamed for tearing the roof of a utility company building in Battle Creek -- and doing damage to the roof of the Creston Fertlizer plant.
 
 

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