EF-1 Tornado Causes Damage in Hall and Merrick County
(Grand Island, NE) - Just before 1:00 am on our nation's Independence Day the emergency alert sirens would sound alerting the pubic of an active tornado warning for portions of Hall, Merrick, and Hamilton counties. Four homes in Hall County according to the Hall County Emergency Management office suffered minor to moderate damages. Those homes are located east of South Locust and south of Husker Highway in Hall County, just to the southeast of the City of Grand Island. No injuries occurred in Hall County. The National Weather Service office in Hastings conducted a follow-up during the day reporting estimated peak winds at 110mph with a path length of the tornado at 9.7 miles. View Jon Rosenlund, Hall County Emergency Manager, report below.
Preliminary damage survey for the Hall and Merrick County tornado is complete, and the tornado has been assigned a rating of EF-1 on a scale of 0 to 5, based on damage to homes, outbuildings, and trees in the area. There were no reported injuries or fatalities #NEwx pic.twitter.com/yYQrHiC8Uc— NWS Hastings (@NWSHastings) July 4, 2022