Clean Up Continues After Morning Storms
Extensive Damage to West O, MidtownPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
Omaha, NE-Hundreds across the Omaha metro will be busy for days picking up the debris from a mid morning storm that blew through Monday.
"All of a sudden this rainstorm picked up and I heard a loud bang at my door, front door was blown open," Margaret Bragg said.
An Ash tree, more than 50 years old in her yard, was uprooted in a matter of minutes. It crushed her garage, but thankfully, that was it.
North Omaha and those farther West saw a lot of damage during the storm.
KMTV Action 3 News Meteorologist Jim Flowers says the storm formed in West Omaha. Radar showed what looked like a small blimp at 168th and Center. By the time the storm passed Epply Airfield, 70 mph streamline winds were recorded.
It left extensive damage with winds and heavy rain.
City crews and private contractors are expected to take days to clean up the mess.
Many in the west Omaha neighborhoods had recently weathered a bad hail storm in August. Several families we spoke to were waiting to get their roofs fixed and will now how to pay for even more damage after this storm.