Governor Issues Disaster Declaration

LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has issued an emergency declaration for parts of the state affected by tornadoes and other severe weather. Heineman announced the declaration Monday, and called the damage "extensive." He toured tornado damage in Wayne over the weekend. Multiple tornadoes hit northeast Nebraska over the weekend. Several inches of snow also hit the Nebraska Panhandle. Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann and emergency officials will tour some of the damage in the northwest part of the state on Tuesday. Officials also say local ranchers have reported heavy cattle loss due to freezing conditions, but additional information was not available.