LINCOLN–(KFOR Apr. 29)–Friday afternoon’s tornado between Lincoln and Waverly left considerable damage to Garner Industries off of 98th and Highway 6, plus derailed a BNSF train and damaged numerous cars.

Damage at Garner Industries. (Courtesy of Seth Korte/AlphaMedia Lincoln)

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Captain John Vik says 70 people were inside Garner at the time the tornado struck and three people were taken to area hospitals. All suffered minor injuries. Vik credited the help from first responders in getting Highway 6 reopened in time for traffic coming into Lincoln for Saturday’s Spring football game.

Nine other residences between Lincoln and Waverly suffered damage from the storm.

A view of the April 26, 2024 tornado that touched down on the far northeastern corner of Lincoln. This view is looking east from 3800 Cornhusker. (Will Wilson/KFOR News)

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