BURWELL, NE – A very strong, and severe thunderstorm ripped its way though central Nebraska on Thursday afternoon leaving extensive damages in its wake.
In Burwell, Nebraska the town sustained damages from straight line winds. The Burwell rodeo grounds where Nebraska’s Big Rodeo is held each year took the brunt of the storm. Burwell Rodeo President Jess Helgoth went out to assess the damages.
Helgoth says he called a special meeting with the rodeo board for 8:00 pm this evening to discuss the damages and make a decision on events as they have a rough stock event coming up on Memorial Day.
Helgoth says insurance adjusters will be out Friday to asses the damage.