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Wayne State College Suffers Minor Damage from Thunderstorms

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WAYNE, NE - After some serious concern from the people of Wayne, Nebraska earlier in the day, chainsaws were busy at work this afternoon.

"Oh man I thought it was just going to be a rainstorm then sirens started going off and we started bunkering down in the storage rooms and stuff," said Wayne State Junior Nick Simmonds.

It's been nearly two straight weeks of bad weather for Siouxland and it seems like the state of Nebraska especially can't seem to catch a break. Earlier today another thunderstorm tore through Wayne--leaving with it a huge mess to clean up for the grounds crew at Wayne State College.

Massive trees were splintered and the storm even knocked over a radio tower on one of the buildings.

"You know, from where I was at in the shelter I could see the trees over here bending at a 45 degree angle. So we knew had some pretty strong wind," College Relations Director Jay Collier.

So they buzzed and they sawed, and worked their fastest to clean up the mess--but it looks like it'll take a little longer for everything to get back to normal.

"It's going to take easily a couple weeks. It's spread all through campus. Trees are down everywhere. It'll take a while," said Simmonds.

With all the damage caused by earlier storms during this stretch of weather, the city of Wayne can breathe a sigh of relief.

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