A small but powerful storm hit eastern Nebraska Friday morning around 4 am that dumped heavy rain and strong wind. The storm’s path targeted the central part of Omaha and downed tree limbs and power lines.
The Omaha Public Power District reports that at one point 12,000 customers were without service. Spokesperson Jodi Baker says, “They had trouble shooters out there looking for the problem and at that point repair crews head out.” As of noon about 4,500 were still without service.
Drivers this morning were on alert and had to drive around tree limbs blocking streets. There is also one report of a limb landing on top of a vehicle. No injuries were reported.