A thunderstorm with winds as high as 65 mph ripped through Otoe and Nemaha counties in Nebraska and Fremont County in Iowa Thursday afternoon.
Seth and Charlotte Flynn had just got home from the dentist office when Charlotte heard a crash in the yard outside. They went to investigate.
"You could see corn stalks flying everywhere and when we tried to open the door it just slammed shut on us," Charlotte said.
Three trees in a pine windbreak were down, the roof was visibly damaged and a bicycle that had been in the driveway was now 40 yards away in a pumpkin patch on the rural property near Highway 75 east of Brock.
As they explored a trail of debris that led to the highway, they noticed a truck and semi-trailer had tipped over across from their yard.
The Nemaha County Sheriff's Office was investigating the truck accident, while the Nebraska State Patrol was investigating a car in the ditch a few miles down the road.
Otoe County Emergency Management had storm spotters activated when the National Weather Service issued the severe thunderstorm warning near Denton, Neb., at 1:45 p.m.
Storm spotters reported winds up to 55 mph, but the strongest wind gust at the Otoe County courthouse was 29 mph. The courthouse also recorded 1 inch of rain.