Overnight tornado damages several homes in Hall and Merrick Co.

An overnight tornado ripped part of the roof off this building just southeast of Grand Island.
An overnight tornado ripped part of the roof off this building just southeast of Grand Island.(KSNB)
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 2:51 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 7:51 AM CDT
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Hall Co., Merrick Co, Neb. (KSNB) - Several homes in Hall and Merrick Counties have damage after an overnight tornado struck just southeast of Grand Island.

According to Hall County Emergency Manager Jon Rosenlund, the tornado was spotted around 12:55 a.m., near W. Schimmer Drive Several homes along W. Schimmer Drive and east of South Locust St. are damaged from the tornado. Power lines are also down in the area.

Storm chaser Jeff Bulin followed the storm overnight into the early morning hours in Hall and Merrick Counties and captured these photos of the damage

At this time, people are being asked to avoid areas along Schimmer Rd. and east of S. Locust St.

So far, no injuries have been reported, but the damage is still being assessed at this time.

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