"Nebraska Tornado May Have Been EF4, Weather Service Says"

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A tornado that ripped through Nebraska, injuring 15 people and flattening buildings, may have reached a wind velocity of up to 200 miles per hour (320 kph), the National Weather Service said on Saturday."

"It was part of an unusual early autumn storm system that also dropped 3 feet of snow (91 cm) in South Dakota and Wyoming, where a 380-mile (610-km) stretch of Interstate 90 was still closed on Saturday.

The twister struck the small town of Wayne in northeast Nebraska on Friday. It damaged about 10 homes and two dozen businesses in Wayne, according to Nebraska Emergency Management spokesperson Jodie Fawl."

Reuters had the story October 6, 2013.

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Source: Reuters, 10/07/2013