Earthquake Forces Closure of Pawnee Nation Headquarters


Officials at the Pawnee Nation headquarters say their buildings were damaged enough from the Saturday morning earthquake that their structural integrity is in question and the headquarters will be closed this week.

News 9’s Christy Lewis talked with tribal spokesman Andrew KnifeChief who showed her the damage.

“It runs from room to room to room,” he said, showing how the walls and ceilings in the 80 to 90-year old buildings have massive cracks and plaster has fallen to the floors.

“Some of our services will be available, but the bulk of them will not be available for some time,” he added. “I’m afraid of what would have happened had these buildings been occupied when this magnitude of earthquake hit.

See the report by Christy Lewis.







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