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Wayne, Nebraska area damaged by tornado

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A tornado shocked the people of Wayne, Nebraska, as afternoon turned to evening.

"We have reports of buildings destroyed, people (trapped) inside homes, cars rolled over," said Jodie Fawl with the Nebraska Emergency Operations Center. "(There is) a supply company leaking gas," she added. "Hazmat is on the scene dealing with the gas leakage."

The American Red Cross is sending teams to the scene, said Liz Dorland of the agency's Nebraska/Southwest Iowa regional chapter. The agency is "working with local authorities and emergency management to see what the needs are and (to) respond as needed," she said.

Fifteen people injured by the storm were taken to Providence Medical Center in Wayne, hospital spokesperson Sandra Bartling said. No deaths from the tornado had been reported, officials said.

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