It caused much panic. It did little damage.
A weak tornado touched down in the northwest portion of Omaha Wednesday afternoon just as schools in the area were letting out.
The National Weather Service reported the tornado on the ground near 132nd Street and West Dodge Road. It is rated as EF1, low on the tornado rating scale. Meteorologists say the tornado lifted, then landed nearby before dissipating only a few minutes after it was first sighted.
Little damage has been reported. Some tree limbs were down in wake of the tornado and a fence was on the ground.
Schools that hadn’t let out by the time the tornado was reported kept kids in class.