Nebraska Again Hit by Twisters
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 07:11
Tornado activity was high again on Tuesday night, June 17th, as reports of a tornado touching down near Coleridge, just 45 miles north of Pilger, the small town that was ravaged by twin tornadoes the night before. Pilger's Monday evening tornado was a confirmed EF4, with the nearly simultaneous tornado rated an EF2. Another slow-moving tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service in the central part of the state near Mullen, located in Hooker County. Meteorologist Darren Snively in the North Platte weather office says that there were three tornadoes that touched down on Tuesday night in Cherry and Hooker counties, according to radar, storm spotters and pictures. A total of 35 tornadoes were reported across five states on Tuesday night, but many could have been the same system.
Officials warn residents to stay alert, as a cold front pushing into the Northern Plains could bring flash floods and severe weather again on Wednesday. This system extends into a large area, from the Dakotas and Nebraska eastward to Philadelphia. As this front moves east, the forecast is expected to clear up by Friday.
Town Hall Meeting Tonight for Sales Tax
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 05:25
Valentine residents can get their questions about the renewal of the Valentine City sales tax at a town hall meeting tonight at Valentine Hgih School at 7:30. There is no change proposed in the amount of the sales tax, just redirecting the funds that now go to now to pay for the swimming pool, to help pay for a new community golf course and expansion of the Mid Plains Community College Campus. To hear more details about what the sales tax money has been used for since 2007 and what the plan is for the future, plan to attend the meeting tonight at 7:30. There will be time allowed for a question and answer session.