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Updated: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:36:07 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Tornadoes hit U.S. Midwest



Several buildings sit damaged Saturday Oct 5 2013 in Wayne, Neb after what witnesses said was tornadoes swept through the southeast corner of Wayne, Neb. A deadly storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains that caused millions of dollars in damage. Some of the greatest damage from tornadoes seemed to be in Wayne, Neb., a town of 9,600 where witnesses said at least four homes were destroyed. (© AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

Several buildings sit damaged Saturday Oct 5 2013 in Wayne, Neb after what witnesses said was tornadoes swept through the southeast corner of Wayne, Neb. A deadly storm system that buried parts of Wyoming and South Dakota in heavy, wet snow also brought powerful thunderstorms packing tornadoes to the Great Plains that caused millions of dollars in damage. Some of the greatest damage from tornadoes seemed to be in Wayne, Neb., a town of 9,600 where witnesses said at least four homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver) Dave Weaver/Associated Press

People in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa are surveying the damage after multiple tornadoes touched down in the U.S. Midwest.

The storm tore into several homes and businesses in the town of Wayne, Neb., injuring at least 15 people.

"It's tough to hold tears back," said Ken Chamberlain, mayor of the community of 9,600, where at least three tornadoes were spotted.

"I work on that side of town, I know business owners on that side of town. I know people who use the airport and there are some pretty valuable things. The amount of loss there is heartbreaking," Chamberlain told reporters.

Four tornadoes were reported In Iowa, including one that cut a three- to 4.8-kilometre path through farmland Friday evening. State officials said that twister missed any population centres.

The storm system also brought heavy wet snow to parts of Wyoming and South Dakota.

Officials were warning drivers to stay off the roads in the Black Hills and in eastern Wyoming, where reports of 12 to 15 centimetres of snow were common.

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