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Nehawka tornado preliminary EF-2

Posted at 11:50 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 19:49:47-04
The National Weather Service and Cass County officials are surveying the damage from Monday's tornado in the Nehawka area.
 
National Weather Service investigators say it's preliminary reports indicate the twister was an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph.. Robin Stoll was working in a shed around 5 p.m. When he saw the tornado and tried to run for his house. He didn't get there in time and the wind threw him against a tree. He held on and survived.  "We was up in the upper shed and I opened the door and I seen it and it started going east and then it come back and the dog and I headed for the basement and didn't make it" Stoll said. Stoll's house was destroyed, but it was the only structural damage in the county. Cass County Emergency Manager Sandy Weyers says "it was very fortunate there was several sightings throughout the county so it was fortunate that it was the only structure and the guy who lives here is very fortunate."
 
Stoll suffered a cut on his leg and is staying with friends. No one else was injured.