Sunday Storms Leave Damage in Central Nebraska

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Storms that hit Sunday left damage from strong winds and hail. Power was also knocked out to some customers in central Nebraska. Most of that power is back on Monday.

The National Weather Service in Hastings reported an 83 mph wind speed. It was the fifth time the wind gusted over 70 mph since June 3 at either Hastings Airport or NWS Hastings.

On Sunday night, a light pole was spotted on the ground of a road in Hastings. Some trees were reported knocked over as well.

The Southern Public Power District reported early Monday morning that there were some remaining power outages in the Grand Island and Hastings regions. Crews are currently working to restore power to these customers.

Officials say Hasting took the biggest hit from the storm. Hastings Utilities says crews were out until 3 this morning restoring power.

Southern Power District also saw outages in Adams and Hall Counties.
Power was restored to *all* Southern Power District customers between 3 and 4 Monday morning.

The strong winds were also responsible for snapping a tree in the 100 block of East 12-th Street.
Kay Moore was watching the storm from the front window of her house when the tree split.

"All of a sudden there was a big crack and I think, lightning hit it, and it just made a horrible bang and come right down on Gail's pickup then."

Luckily Moore said the tree landed in between two houses.

Kearney brought in 0.55" of rain, 0.67" in Ord, 0.15" in Grand Island, 0.32" in Lincoln and 0.18".

Storm damage near Hansen, Nebraska