VIDEO: Overnight storms lead to serious flash flooding in parts of Nebraska
Streets quickly became rivers with the large amount of rain that fell
OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – Those overnight storms left behind a serious amount of rain, leading to flooded streets through some Nebraska counties and a Flash Flood Warning for part of the Channel 8 viewing area.
The Warning goes until 12:30 pm for Northwestern Fremont County and Western Mills County in southwestern Iowa, Southwestern Pottawattamie County in southwestern Iowa, Butler County, Douglas County, Sarpy County, Saunders County, Southwestern Colfax County, Southeastern Platte County, Cass County, Northern Lancaster County, Northern Otoe County, Northern Seward County.
Video from the Omaha area shows flooded streets, trapped cars, and raging roads as people tried to get to higher ground.
When your husband is trapped at HyVee on 52nd and Center. Casual. @Chris_R_Swaim @3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/4e3u9ezK9G
— Katherine 🥴 (@KatherineLeszcz) August 8, 2021
Nickel-sized hail was reported in Omaha near 120th & West Dodge. In the Millard area, more than two inches of rain fell in a 30-minute span. A trained spotter reported water up to 4′ near Council Bluffs, IA.
Radar estimated rainfall shows that portions of Polk, Butler, Saunders, and Cass Counties have soaked up 4-5+" of rain.
Spotters reported over 3" in parts of Omaha, too.
Play with the data yourself at https://t.co/nCAOcCHmns. #FloodOMA #IAwx #NEwx pic.twitter.com/jdiPDeL6db
— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) August 8, 2021