BEATRICE – The Homestead National Monument of America and adjacent Pioneer Acres Subdivision west of Beatrice was hard hit by high storm winds, Friday night.
:11 “sounded bad”
Steve Leypoldt has lived in the Pioneer Acres area for 40 years.
:07 “out here”
:06 “were here”
The Pioneer Acres area was without power, Saturday morning. Residents were surveying the damage from the storms that prompted tornado warnings for Saline, Gage and Lancaster Counties.
:06 “right now”
:06 “might make it”
At the Homestead National Monument of America’s education center, several large trees were snapped, and a radio tower was bent over the top of one of the center’s buildings. Tree branches littered the parking lot. The Highway Four bridge near to the Education Center was partly blocked for a period of time Friday night, with members of a storm chasing team directing traffic through one lane of the highway in that area.