For a second time this week, severe weather hit the city of Wymore in southeastern Nebraska.
City Emergency Manager Mark Meints reports heavy rain, hail, and strong winds ripped through the middle of the town early this morning.
“We have a lot of power lines down yet, power poles snapped in half. We have several trees down, some hail damage,” Meints tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KWBE. “The hail was actually pea-sized to dime-sized hail, but it was just piles,”
Meints says some of those piles were three inches deep. He estimates the wind gusts hit 100 miles per hour.
Several buildings were damaged. Yards are littered with broken limbs and other debris. A few trees are uprooted.
No one has been reported injured.
The worst part of the storm shortly after 1am lasted only about 10-to-15 minutes, but it was a scary 10-to-15 minutes, according to Meints.
“In the 30-plus years I’ve been doing this, I have never been scared before and it was a scary few minutes there when the rain was actually coming through the door knobs on our front door.”
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, contributed to this story.