A fierce thunderstorm took place in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa causing total rupture of local establishments along with houses and trees and even cutting power to the area.
Friday night had a rough weather in several areas around Iowa. heavy rain and wind breeze around 90 mph as reported by The National Weather Service in the valley.
Investigators were sent northeastern Nebraska and Bellevue where the most damage was reported. However, no critical injuries were reported by Saturday morning.
“Our office here in Valley recorded a gust up to 88 mph. That’s hurricane force,” said Weather Service meteorologist David Pearson. “We have unconfirmed reports of winds much higher. A lot of people with backyard equipment have reported winds around 100 mph.”
Many homes were ruptured in Bellevue. Offutt Air Force Base southern Bellevue ordered only the essential cadre to report to the base as crews had been busy cleaning homes and trees torn apart by the storm.
Also reports from Omaha Public Power District implies that up to 60,000 clients power was shut down during the storm by Saturday morning, even around 45,00 remained afterwards and some smaller provinces like Louisville were completely without power overnight.
Roads all over the area in the city of Plattsmouth and Cass Country were out of action due to wreckage of trees and power poles. Accordingly, the high school at Plattsmouth was assigned as a shelter for those affected by the disaster.
Radio Station KWBE reports included education center grounds crucial damage of the Homestead National Monument of America by a snapped large tree and a Radio Tower bent down over one of the center’s buildings.
Even though the College World Series in downtown Omaha should have had a scheduled opening this Friday night but due to recent circumstances it was cancelled.