Governor Brownback Vists Marysville After Tornado


MARYSVILLE, Kan. (WIBW)-A Marysville man never knew a phone call would impact the business he owns.

"Around 10:30 p.m., I got a phone call and I was told it wasn't terrible, it wasn't bad, and when I came around the corner, obviously you can see there was an error in judgment, it's pretty bad," said Rick Bennett, Owner and General Manager or Oregon Trail Equipment.

Monday night's EF2 tornado left it in ruins. And that's what's brings Governor Brownback to Marysville. He got a firsthand look at areas the twister touched and spoke with Marshall County emergency responders.

"It's like a punch in the gut! We will do anything we can as far as the clean up. We will file for federal grant assistance if there is a damage threshold that is met, " said Brownback.

Regardless, Bennett plans to be up and running in the same spot in December.

"We have an obligation to our customers, it shows officials care and it means a lot to us," said Bennett.

Brownback also toured Precision Truss, a second business the tornado destroyed. Senator Moran was there Wednesday morning as well.


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