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Kearney tornado: May 2008

Posted May 29th, 2008

View video footage of the destruction left by the tornado in Kearney.

Hub Video by Betsy Friedrich

Click here for the May 2008 tornadoes site with videos, photos and articles.

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cheryl tracy
May 30th, 2008 at 8:00 am

hi everyone i used to live in kearney about 10 years ago and loved it im sorry that the tornado hit and i still have friends there and i used to work at morris press i hope everyone is ok and this is so bad but i know this town it will rebuild and everyone will help each other that was the most friendly town i ever lived in.
when i heard the news about the tornado i was at work so couldn’t see much of the news and i was just so sad i remeber a time or two when we lived there and the locals used to say kearney never gets hit sorry the luck has been broken good luck out there miss ya all very much take care .
one old town person who moved away
cheryl kassner tracy

Lynette Kesselring/Muhle
May 30th, 2008 at 8:35 am

Hey, Just wanted to say that I am praying for ya’ll and that my heart goes out to all of you. I lived in Kearney for a very long time. I have been in South Alabama for 12 years now. My father owned the Amoco gas stations next to Ft. Kearney Inn and Holiday Inn for many years. I hope and pray that everyone is safe and I hope to get back and help rebuild. God bless ya’ll. Lynette

Denith Hull
May 30th, 2008 at 8:55 am

Kearney is my home town and I was so sorry to hear about and to view all the damage. My heart goes out to everyone there and my prayers are with you. I have family still living there and thankfully their lives were spared and so were their homes, but they lost all the out buildings on their farm. I wish you all the best in rebuilding………Kearney will survive.

Robyn Ragsdale (Fratzke)
May 30th, 2008 at 10:06 am

I’m so sorry to see all the destruction. I still have family and friends in the area. I lived in Kearney for 16 years and I hate to see the damage, but Kearney is a community that will rebuild and be okay. God bless each and everyone of you

Keith & Charlotte Long
May 30th, 2008 at 11:28 am

Hate to see the horrific damage to our former home town. Best of luck to all of you as you rebuild.

Joan Liepe
May 30th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Our closest friends in Ogallala-their folks lived there-we always stopped there on way to Ogallala, Neb. It is a great town and has strong and good people-the kind of a town anyone would love to not only visit but live their lives-we wish them all the best to get back to normal-our prayers with all

Nancy Dunker
May 30th, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Hey everyone, in the mass destruction of this storm, I just praise the Lord that no one was seriously injured. Thank goodness no livestock was being borded at the fairgrounds at the time of the tornado. It humbles me to realize were are not in control.

Anne Huffington
May 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

My husband and I hope to move to Kearney in 2010; we are buying a home in June! It was safe, and my heart goes out to everyone there!

May 30th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

It’s so sad and so difficult to see my home town in such a terrible state. My heart goes out to all my loved ones there. I wish I could be there to help everyone clean up and rebuild. Thank God people had time to take cover. Best wishes in the coming weeks

Pat Hyatte
May 30th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Hello to all my friends in Kearney. I’m so glad no one died in the tornado and I hope no one was seriously hurt. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marilyn b
May 30th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

I have just gotten through a flood and am
now dong fine. There is plenty of help out there,
don,t be afraid ro ask. I know there is alot
of negativity about FEMA, but they really helped me. I don’t know which is worse, e=yes I do a
tornado s scarier but the damage to homes amd
furniture is very heartbreakingGood luck to all
on getting things back to as normal as can be. May God Bless all.

Danielle D
June 1st, 2008 at 3:34 am

I’m sorry to hear what happened up there in Kearney. I was born and grew up there and have many many memories. I hope everyone is okay and the rebuilding is coming along nicely. I hope to be up there visiting this summer.

Mark Skipton
June 2nd, 2008 at 9:05 am

i was just arriving home on thursday night
my address is 3712 17th ave as i passed the dumpster in the parking lot it picked up and slammed down rite by my car i ran up our stairs to my dissmay i had grabbed the wrong house key’s just to turn around and watch the apt complex behind me crumble from the side .. i ran down the stairs and rite as i got to the corner of my apt bulding the apt’s on 17th ave no further then twenty feet away got sucked down the street.. it was quite an experiance that i will never forget

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