The tornado that tore through Wayne, NE on October 4, 2013 was the first EF-4 tornado in the state of Nebraska since 2004. The tornado lasted for over a half hour and caused a 19 mile long and over mile wide path of destruction, totaling over $500,000. Some of the hardest hit areas were the airport as well as a farming implement business. While there were 15 injuries no fatalities were reported. Overall this tornado was one of the strong in Siouxland in quite some time.
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