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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Nebraska City Escapes Major Storm Damage

  • Nebraska City escaped the storm Tuesday night with relatively little damage compared to the other cities in the area.
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  • Nebraska City escaped the storm Tuesday night with relatively little damage compared to the other cities in the area.
    Residents in Omaha and Blair reported baseball sized hail and some residents in Omaha were forced to evacuate their homes due to flash flooding.
    “I’d say we got out pretty easy compared to some other places in the area,” said Steve Cody, the chief deputy director at Otoe County Emergency Management. “We had a few tree limbs down and a power line down (in Nebraska City). I didn’t get any reports from the smaller towns.” 
    Cody said that there were a few reports of dime sized hail in Nebraska City.
    Cody said that forecasts showed that the storms had dissipated and that there shouldn’t be any threat of severe weather in the coming days.
    “From what I’ve seen the next storm should be around Saturday,” said Cody. “But, I haven’t seen anything come across today that would be severe.” 
    Dan Patton, the operations superintendent at Nebraska City Utilities, also said that Nebraska City had been lucky compared to other towns.
    “We didn’t have a lot of problems,” said Patton. “There was a tree that took out a power line in the Kearney Hill area. And on the Northwest part of town there was a power outage from a downed tree.” 
    Patton said that crews are currently working on a work trailer that had tipped over and damaged a transformer at the hospital construction site.
    “We currently don’t know the amount of damage from that,” said Patton.
    Nebraska City resident, Linda Trotter, reported a tree limb falling on her car.

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