And The Clean Up Begins

TILDEN – All throughout Tilden, you could hear the sounds of chainsaws.

Yard after yard, truck after truck, filled with debris.

The National Weather Service says Friday nights storm brought 70mph winds.

Winds strong enough to destroy trees that were older than many of the town’s residents.

The clean-up includes more than just trees, however. Various structures and farm equipment will need repair as well.

Nebraska Public Power District had their share of work in Tilden too.

With power off for many residents due to down power lines, crews worked through the night into the next day, only stopping for heavy rain.

Saturday was day one of the clean-up and already the tree dump has one of the biggest piles of debris Duane Warneke the tree dump supervisor has every seen.

During a normal week, the dump sees about 23-30 loads, but Duane says Saturday that number went up.

More than 200 loads of debris had already come to the dump by early afternoon, Saturday.

It is hard to say how long the clean-up will take, but one thing is for sure.

The folks in Tilden have their work cut out for them.

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