Tornado Strikes Kearney

A civil emergency has been issued in Kearney after a storm carrying several tornadoes rolled through the city.

There are reports of downed trees and power lines, as well as a train derailment just outside of town. There's also reports of damage on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

The Buffalo County emergency manager is asking all residents to remain at home Thursday evening. Travel is discouraged because of storm damage in parts of the city.

The National Weather Service forecast severe weather, including strong thunderstorms and possible tornadoes, for much of the state.