Tornadoes reported as severe weather hits eastern Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Storms swept across the viewing area on Monday, but most of the activity missed Lincoln and stayed east of the city. However, two tornadoes were reported as the strong storms pushed across the Omaha metro area.

Photo taken near Cedar Creek by Katelinn Williams.

The National Weather Service reports there was a brief tornado touchdown in Saunders County near Cedar Creek, as well as a large tornado touchdown six miles northwest of Murray. A cone shaped tornado was reported near Louisville.

The storms brought quarter-sized hail and high winds.

Near Thurman, Iowa there were reports of overturned semis blown off the interstate due to high winds. MidAmerican Energy reports more than 1600 customers are without power in Council Bluffs.

OPPD reports around 1,500 outages in Cass County.

The amount of damage caused by the storms is still unknown.

No injuries have been reported.




Near Oakland, courtesy Cami Larison.
Photo from Elkhorn, courtesy WOWT.
Photo from Louisville, courtesy WOWT.