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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:18 PM

Early damage reports indicate tornado hit Bellevue, weather official says; storm cleanup begins...

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Joe Dejka and Katy Glover

Preliminary damage assessments are indicating a tornado touched down in south Bellevue on Friday, meteorologist David Pearson said Saturday.

He added that while the National Weather Service has not made an official declaration, surveys of the damaged areas near Platteview Road between Highway 75 and 27th Street led to that preliminary finding.

Metro area residents spent Saturday assessing damage and starting to clean up from strong winds that downed trees and power lines and, in some pockets, ripped into homes as the storm system roared through the region Friday night.

Pearson said he has heard unofficial reports of winds up to 100 mph in Fremont and in Omaha near 173rd and F Streets.

Updated 5 min ago FULL story at link below photo.





Read more: http://www.omaha.com/weather/about-without-power-after-storms-roll-through-omaha-area-roofs/article_82eae136-52f8-11e7-849c-6723a3fae5b4.html



Our daughters house has damage. About 100 yards to the south the bad damage begins. The storm came from the north and really the (at this point probable) tornado just missed them. I'm glad I called to tell them the sirens were going off. They didn't know. The high voltage lines started sparking during my call. They when to the basement. Some basements in the area flooded while people were seeking shelter in them.

Our neighbor works at Offutt Air Force Base. He doesn't know when he will be able to go back to work. See the story. Base officials ask that only mission-essential personnel come to the base at this point; full access will return when roads are cleared.

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denbot Jun 2017 #3
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:26 PM

1. The is one of the Crital Bases.

Much of the Satellite Surveillance used to be based at Offutt.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:24 PM

2. I wondered how you were doing,

if this came close to you. We got walloped by 3 cells in a row but by the time they worked their way to us they were still severe but nothing like they were when you had them. More coming for us tonight, I have not heard if you are going to get a break tonight or not. Hope you do. Wow, these have been some big storms.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:38 PM

3. Sorry about your daughter's house Omaha Steve.

I'm glad you and yours are all unhurt.

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Response to denbot (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:11 PM

4. Thank YOU!!!!


They have been without power over 24 hours now. On the outage map it looks like Monday they might have power back.

Every home near them has damage. One is missing it's entire second story.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 02:06 PM

5. I hope everyone is safe

And to the climate change deniers, please open your eyes and take a good look at the weather around us, these events are becoming more common and severe. Now that our foolish pResident has left the rest of the civilized world to bake we are doomed to experience more tragedies caused by abnormal weather.

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