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Clean up and recovery begins in Wayne, Dixon and Thurston counties in NE

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A property just NE of Coleridge had 17 buildings destroyed from Tuesday night's tornado. A property just NE of Coleridge had 17 buildings destroyed from Tuesday night's tornado.
A camper was flipped across a street during the Coleridge tornado Tuesday night. A camper was flipped across a street during the Coleridge tornado Tuesday night.
WAYNE, NE (SUBMITTED) -

The Emergency Response to the 6/16/14 tornado that caused extensive damage in the tri-county areas of northeastern Wayne County, Northwest Thurston County and Southeastern Dixon County is in the recovery and clean up phase.

No deaths or critical injuries occurred. Close to 40 homes, including a small trailer park, were severely damaged with major losses of shelter, household possessions, clothing, and food.

Moderate damage occurred to approximately a dozen more homes. Three businesses were also affected which included large numbers of poultry and beef.

The west central area of Dixon County a few miles north and south of Highway 20, in and near the Village of Dixon, NE was hit by the tornado that originated in Cedar County on Tues evening.

Persons affected or anyone who wants to volunteer should call the Emergency Operations Center (402-287-2574) set up at the Wakefield Fire Hall for both disaster areas.

All persons who were affected by this tri-county tornado and those who want to volunteer should report to the Wakefield Fire Hall, 405 Main Street, Wakefield, NE between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily (until further notice).

Volunteers should protect themselves with work clothes and protective shoes and sunscreen, gloves and water.

Suggested minimum age of volunteers is 19-years-old or bring parental consent if younger.

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