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Pawnee Rock residents take shelter as tornado hits

Victims evacuated when gas line breaks

Trees were flattened at Pawnee Rock State Historical Site Tuesday night.

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PAWNEE ROCK — Roads into the city of Pawnee Rock were closed through Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning to all but residents and emergency responders. A tornado impacted the western corner of the city, toppling trees and damaging roofs, sending flying debris through house and car windows. A gas line was ruptured, requiring residents in that part of the city to be evacuated immediately. Throughout the city, fallen branches littered yards and the roadway.
Cathy Grover, Pawnee Rock city clerk, manned the city offices Tuesday night until midnight, keeping the building open for emergency responders. Most of the damage was ...


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