The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit the North Platte area Sunday night was rated an EF3 on the scale that measures the strengths of such storms, with top winds of 165 mph.
The weather service says Monday a preliminary damage survey from
the storm is still being completed, but at least four people were
injured, homes and vehicles were damaged and railroad cars were
derailed or overturned.
Neighbors tell 1011 News an 85-year-old woman was rescued after being trapped in her trailer home. She was taken to a hospital and is listen in stable condition.
Another man was injured after his semi tuck overturned on Interstate 80. His semi is in three pieces after being thrown in the storm. The driver of that truck is expected to be released later Monday, according to the drivers' father.
The father tells 1011 News this is the "worst truck accident he's ever seen anyone walk away from."
Authorities say at least two others were treated and released.
The weather service says the strongest damage in North Platte
appears to be to homes along a city street on the west side and to
power line trusses southwest of the city.
Another tornado was reported Sunday night in the northern
Nebraska town of Valentine. No injuries or damage were reported.