Overnight tornadoes hit Marshall, Nemaha counties

(Courtesy: Nemaha Co. Emergency Mgt.)

(WIBW) - Emergency managers in Marshall and Nemaha counties are adding up damage from two tornadoes that hit early Friday morning.

The National Weather Service tells 13 NEWS that, based on photos and descriptions from emergency management, its preliminary assessment rates each as an EF-1.

Marshall Co. Emergency Management said it was hit after 3:15 a.m. Friday. They say one house in Marysville lost shingles and had a shed destroyed. The town also has several trees down in City Park and around Marysville Country Club. In addition, two semis parked in a lot near the Country Club were blown over.

Downed power lines from the storm caused outages in the Beatty and Oketo areas.

The second tornado hit around 4:30 a.m. about six miles northeast of Seneca.

Nemaha Co. Emergency Manager Russel Lierz said Steve's Repair mechanical shop was destroyed. Owner Steve Fangman also lost a hay shed and grain bin. Plus, the storm blew out windows and tore off siding from his house, and took roofs off some additional outbuildings.

Lierz said about 50 friends and neighbors showed up first thing Friday morning to quickly clean up much of the mess.

The National Weather Service had not issued any tornado warnings associated with those storms. Nemaha Co. did have a severe thunderstorm warning.


(Courtesy: Nemaha Co. Emergency Mgt.)