YORK COUNTY – The eastern portion of York County was ravaged by severe weather Monday evening, June 10, with the morning sun revealing destroyed crops, pivots and bins in the Thayer and Waco areas.
The storm, which included hail and high winds, also left behind damaged trees and other debris in the two small towns.
The town of Waco was full of people removing downed limbs, as well as entire trees, and York County road crews were out with barricades closing certain stretches of county roads so debris could be removed.
Soybean fields in the Waco area were literally wiped clean – with hardly a sign of vegetation remaining visible. Cornfields were littered with green stalks with no leaves whatsoever.
Pivots were overturned on both sides of the Waco blacktop, as well as along the Highway 34 stretch just west of Waco. Bins that had been recently constructed – to replace the ones destroyed in last June’s devastating storms – were toppled or mangled or just gone.
York County Assessor Kurt Bulgrin said the situation was very unfortunate in that the destroyed property filing deadline arrived on July 1 and is no longer in play for this year. However, if someone lost a structure, they can contact his office and the adjustment on their property cards can be made for next year’s valuation process.
The York County Commissioners discussed the situation during their regular meeting, noting the damage was significant and their thoughts were with the producers who sustained losses.
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