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Nebraska Farm Devastated By Destruction From Monday's Tornado

The tornado's destructive path obliterated a feedlot near Wisner, Nebraska on Monday.


The tornado's destructive path obliterated a feedlot near Wisner, Nebraska on Monday.

What remains of the Herman Dinklage feedlot in rural Nebraska is mostly rubble after Monday's tornadoes ripped through the area.  The tornado's destructive path left downed power lines, dead cattle and buildings leveled.
 
"It seems like a lifetime. You think you're going to die, you think the house is going to cave in and you're going to be stuck," said David Dinklage, Herman Dinklage Inc. Feedlot.

David Dinklage was inside the basement bathroom of his home on the feedlot on Monday with seven others when the tornado hit.
 
"It was weird, you could feel the, I don't know how to explain it, the suction. The suction, in my basement, you could feel it," said David Dinklage.

The tornado skipped over much of the house but the rest of the farm wasn't so lucky.
 
"Some of these places are like a war zone and unfortunately some of the animals were killed," said Jeff Dinklage, Owner of Herman Dinklage Inc. Feedlot.

Jeff Dinklage said 90 percent of the feed lot was destroyed by the twister and many of the animals killed.
 
"We have a veterinarian out here and we're taking care of the animals in the most humane... the most humane way we can," Jeff Dinklage said.

He said he's grateful people weren't hurt in the storm but still brokenhearted over what was lost.
 
"I'm obviously, very sad about the cattle," Jeff Dinklage said.

He said he's proud so many volunteers came out to help and lend a hand, without ever having to ask.  He said he knows Nebraska and its people and that's why he believes they'll bounce back from the destruction.

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