Severe thunderstorms brought hail, high winds, heavy rain and as many as 11 tornadoes to eastern Nebraska on Sunday afternoon.
Damage reports to homes, businesses and farmsteads are coming in from communities across the region in at least a half dozen counties, including Seward, Saline, Saunders, Knox, Douglas and Lancaster. Heavy rain also brought flash flooding and street flooding.
Twisters or severe winds downed trees and power lines and damaged structures in towns including: Cordova, Daykin, Davey, Garland, Raymond, Fremont, Gretna and Sutton. Omaha reported wind gusts as high as 82 miles an hour.
No serious injuries are reported in Nebraska though the power is still out to many hundreds of customers. As many as 17,000 customers were in the dark during the peak of the storm. Utility crews are working to get them all back online.
The National Weather Service is sending out damage assessment teams this morning. They’ll be surveying the destruction and trying to determine if it was caused by tornadoes or straight-line winds.