50th anniversary of deadly Nebraska tornado Monday

By: AP
By: AP

York, NE (AP) - Fifty years ago, a powerful tornado killed two people and carved a 70-mile-long path of destruction across south-central Nebraska.

The May 5, 1964 tornado also injured dozens of people and several farm homes as it moved across parts of Hamilton, York, Polk and Butler counties.

The York News-Times reports The two people who died were killed on a farm about 3 miles northwest of Bradshaw.

The storm injured 20 people near Harvard and other injuries were reported near Hastings and in rural areas.

The National Weather Service says that tornado was the last F5 tornado in Nebraska, which was the most-powerful rating at the time.

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