40-year-old ice cream shop destroyed by Sunday storm

LINCOLN – Southern Lincoln appeared to bear the brunt of the severe weather on Sunday.

This footage comes to us from the C and L Dairy Sweet ice cream shop on Van Dorn. That’s just northeast of Pioneers Park.

As you can see the building was completely demolished by the severe storm. Debris from the building was spread across the plot where it used to stand. The site is on at the intersection of Coddington and West Van Dorn. At the same intersection stands Lee’s Chicken which also experienced heavy damage. Our reporter Brandon Aksamit went to the site and said the roof of Lee’s collapsed as well.

Aftermath of tornado in Lincoln.

Posted by News Channel Nebraska on Sunday, May 5, 2019


LINCOLN – News Channel Nebraska is reporting the that iconic Dairy Sweet on W. Van Dorn Street in  Lincoln was leveled by a mesocyclone Sunday.

No injuries are reported, but Brandon Aksamit has talked with several survivors who describe a dangerous situation.

Aksamit: “Dairy Sweet owner and her daughter finished cheeseburgers for two customers before taking shelter in the basement. Customers stayed in truck as tornado passed.”

Damage is also reporting to Lee’s Chicken Restaurant.

Lincoln May 5

Firefighters on the scene witnessed the tornado, which prompted tornado warnings for Otoe and Cass counties.

The National Weather Service issued thunderstorm warning for portions of Lancaster, Johnson, Otoe and Cass counties at 6:22 p.m. until 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m. a storm was reported near Nebraska City moving at 35 mph. A severe thunderstorm warning includes Interstate 29 and areas of Nemaha and Richardson counties.

southwest of Nebraska City May 5



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