Metro Homeowners Hit Hard By Sunday's Storm
People are cleaning up downed trees that fell overnightPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED May. 27, 2013
Omaha, NE -- On Sunday night, wind seemed to be the biggest problem across the metro. Trees fell on cars and homes leaving behind quite a mess
Ernie Hutchens' Memorial Day kicked off in a way she could not have imagined.
"It just shook the whole house, and the neighbors across the street said it shook their house," said Hutchens. "They didn't know what it was."
Hutchens said she didn't even hear the storms near her Council Bluffs home, which is near Midland Drive and North Broadway. There was no damage to her home until Monday morning.
"We were sitting on each side of the bay window, and all of a sudden, I heard a tremendous crash and down the tree came on top of the house," she said.
Hutchens wasn't the only one cleaning up.
In Fremont, Neb., Russ Fleming spent the day clearing a massive tree that fell on both of his vehicles in the driveway.
One van had a smashed windshield, and the other van had no back window.
"I'm glad it didn't hit the house, but it took out both vans," said Fleming.
At Fremont State Lakes, Forrest Knauer woke up to find debris everywhere after lightning split a tree in half.
"We were sleeping, and we heard this bang," said Knauer. "We got up and looked, and there was wood laying all over. This morning, we saw that tree must have got hit by lightning."
In Omaha, the early morning storm took out a Jaguar near North 35th St. and Charles St. after a tree crushed it.
All of this was a rude welcome from the first unofficial day of summer.
"There's damage, but not what it could have been," said Hutchens. "Amazing."
Residents in Fremont report that winds were up to 50-60 miles per hour on Sunday.
Luckily, no one was hurt.