June 5, 1980
Two Days Later, the stories continued

Toll from tornado reaches 4 deaths
The death toll from the tornadoes which ripped through Grand Island Tuesday increased to four late Wednesday afternoon when emergency authorities found a fourth body in the rubble of the Dairy Queen on the southwest corner of Stolley Park Road and South Locust Street.

Food, washing machines top care home needs
Getting food, not a lack of cooking facilities, seems to be the biggest problem facing the directors of two Grand Island nursing homes in the wake of Tuesday's tornadoes.

Residents asked to limit flushes
Grand Island residents are being asked to flush their toilets no more than once or twice a day until electrical power is restored and the city's sewage plant and lift stations are operational again.

G.I. stores coming back to life
Grand Island residents looking to find some order back in their life should find a number of services available throughout the city.

Fires don't worry city officials
Even with little or no water pressure available in town, Grand Island Fire Department and surrounding volunteer departments are capable of handling minor fires that could erupt.

Landmark O.K. Farm leveled
When Ogataul takes to the track in the $20,000-added Good Neighbor Stakes at Ak-Sar-Ben race track in Omaha Friday, he'll have no idea of what a victory could do for a few Grand Islanders.

VA patients moved following tornadoes
With the Veterans Administration Medical Center virtually unable to care for patients following Tuesday night's tornado, the last patients were moved to veterans hospitals in Omaha and Lincoln.

Bloody but unbowed
Grand Island today lies devastated. Everybody in Nebraska knows it was hit by violent tornadoes Tuesday night. Few can really imagine the destruction.

Joan Heinzman keeps working despite job loss
Joan Heinzman lost her job as Hall County Civil Defense director just before June brought tornadoes to this central Nebraska city, slashing through her family's business and smashing her daughter's home.

Insurance tips offered for insured storm victims
The following is a list of suggestions by the Nebraska Department of Insurance in the event your home is storm damaged and you are insured.

Volunteers lend aid
Major shelter include the Armory, Central Catholic, First Presbyterian Church, Liederkranz, First Baptist Church, Public Safety Center, Northwest High, Stolley Park School, Barr Junior High, St. Francis Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Grand Generation Center.

The Stories

The Day After
June 5, 1980
June 6, 1980
Ten Years Later
Fifteen Years Later
Twenty Years Later
Remembering the Tornadoes

25 Years Later

Emotional Scars for Young People
The Fujita Scale
Hall County in Tornado Density "Hole"
Looking Back
Caring for Patients
Emergency Responders
Children in Shock
Technology Improves
True Facts About Tornadoes

The Extras
Books and Movies
The Science of Twisters
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