Damage is still being assessed from the powerful storms that hit parts of eastern Nebraska on Monday night.
John McKee, the emergency management coordinator for Jefferson County, says there are scattered reports of damage to farms and homes.
“Anywhere from one tower of a pivot being flipped to a whole pivot being flipped,” McKee says, “trees shredded to grain bins being taken off their slabs to damage to homes.”
Damage is reported to at least four homes in the county and ten farm buildings. McKee says Nebraska Highway 103 had to be closed temporarily on Monday night.
“Utilities to a house is what was laying across the road,” he says. “Just like every line you want to treat, nobody knew if it was live or dead so they shut the highway down.”
U.S. Highway 77 near Cortland had water running over the roadway at the height of the storms, which dumped about four inches of rain in the single day.
There are no reports of serious storm-related injuries.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice