Injuries reported after tornado strikes Wayne

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — At least 15 people were being treated for injuries in Wayne after a tornado struck the northeast Nebraska town.

A spokeswoman for Providence Medical Center in Wayne said Friday that one trauma patient was transported to another hospital. Seven injured people walked into the hospital for treatment, and seven others came in by ambulance as a result of two separate auto accidents.

Witnesses reported that the tornado destroyed at least four homes and the city’s softball complex. Several businesses were damaged.

A Nebraska Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman says people were trapped in a building in Wayne, and a hazardous material crew was dispatched to a gas leak at a supply company.

Other injuries were reported in Macy, but no fatalities. Officials in Macy have imposed a curfew. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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