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Wymore May Not Receive Federal Disaster Funds

By Gordon HopkinsWhile much damage was done in southern Gage County by a storm in June, it does not appear to meet the threshold for federal aid. However, some state aid may still be available.On Saturday evening, June 11, during the Sam Wymore Days celebration, the storm brought damaging hail, winds of up to 57 miles per hour and even tornadoes. One EF1 (Enhanced Fujita Scale) tornado, with peak winds of 104 miles per hour, was tracked from southern Gage County into northern Marshall County, Kansas, and confirmed by U.S. National Weather Services in both Nebraska and Kansas.The Wymore and Blue Springs area was hard hit, with trees, limbs an...

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