Wayne, Nebraska As Governor Heineman surveyed the damage in Wayne, Nebraska, he couldn't believe what his eyes were seeing.
The devastation from Friday night's tornado was clear. Just a few weeks ago Governor Heineman went to the Wayne airport to help open the new terminal.
Now all that remains of the airport is twisted metal and debris.
"It's one thing to see the pictures on tv," Heineman said, "but to see it in person breaks your heart."
While the damage is extensive, Heineman believes a slow clean up process will bring the community together.
"We want to do all we can to help all the businesses get back up and running," Heineman said. "When I was flying in people were trying to clean up. We're going to come together and we're going to help out, and we're going to put this town in the shape it was before."
Residents of Wayne are picking up the pieces as areas of the city were destroyed by what the National Weather Service called "an extremely dangerous tornado."
Emergency management crews worked overnight on Friday to secure areas hit most by the storm.
Witnesses said the tornado appeared to be at least two miles wide. It leaves at least 15 people injured, with multiple homes and businesses destroyed.