Power Lines Down, Grain Bin Crushed During Holmesville Storm Damage

HOLMESVILLE – Friday night’s storm damage made it’s way south of Beatrice down into Holmesville, as well.

With power lines down throughout Linden Road on the outskirts of the small Southeast Nebraska town, driving into town can be a bit dangerous at times.

At the local Holmesville Farmers Cooperative, a grain bin has been collapsed inward.

One resident, Corey Pyle, was in town during the storm.

“I made it in the house, and the winds seemed to pick up a bit. Then, it seemed to pick up a lot. Pretty much you heard the wind whistling through the windows. A little bit of hail, and it was just so windy you really couldn’t hear hardly anything,” said Pyle.

Pyle has lived in town for 13 years, and he said he hasn’t seen something that severe since he first moved in the area. He did take the time to save a cat in the middle of the road, however.

“Yeah, I was driving in the middle of the road and I went over the top of it, so I turned around and picked it up. It was a little tiny cat right in the middle of the storm, so that was kind of weird how that happened.”

Sirens did alert the area, but residents tell News Channel Nebraska that they took shelter even before they sounded.

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