Clean-up continues in Beaver Crossing

Posted by: Channel 8 Newsroom

BEAVER CROSSING, Neb. (AP) _ Residents of the eastern Nebraska towns hit hard by tornadoes earlier this month are still cleaning up debris.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says more than 700 volunteers were in Beaver Crossing Saturday to help the town’s 400 residents pick up.

Officials encouraged the volunteers to stay home on Sunday because heavy equipment will be used to pick up piles of debris that have been gathered since the May 11 tornadoes. But volunteers will be needed again Monday.

Beaver Cross will hold a town hall at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the tornado damage.

The tornadoes caused more than $20 million damage in several eastern Nebraska towns, but didn’t cause any serious injuries.