Tornadoes roll through Eastern Nebraska
Several confirmed tornadoes were spotted in parts of the viewing area Monday. We're told that several homes in Elm Creek were damaged by a tornado. Reports say that one cell spawned three tornadoes. We have reporters heading to Elm Creek and Bradshaw. We'll have the latest tonight at 5, 6, & 10.
There have been reports of widespread power outages across Central and Southeast Nebraska due to tree limbs and downed power lines.
Gail Chapman sent us this photo of the Bradshaw tornado from her home in York. Rebecca Reiter sent us a photo of the storm from Love's truck stop in Aurora. Kim Janousek sent us this panoramic photo of the storm near Cortland. Kim says they saw 57 mph winds and pea size hail. Dustin Rutledge sent us a photo taken from 40th & Pinelake.
The York County Emergency Manager tells us a farm was destroyed in the County. And 4 miles north of Bradshaw a house was destroyed.
We've had numerous reports of power outages in the York County area. We've also been told of an Anhydrous Ammonia Tanker Train that has been blown off the tracks. We have our Chief Photographer on the scene, and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.
Storms erupting across central Nebraska are causing damage, but no injuries are reported. The National Weather Service in Hastings issued several tornado warnings Tuesday afternoon. By early evening, there were at least a-half dozen reports of tornados, as well as large hail. Meteorologist Briona Chester says a house was damaged near Miller while high-voltage power lines are down in Amherst.
Both communities are in Buffalo County. Briona says there are several reports of irrigation systems, or pivots, being damaged in farm fields. In western Nebraska, storms pelted communities along Interstate 80, especially around Sutherland where officials reported six inches of rain by Monday evening.
Radio station KOGA says flash flooding was reported, and some sandbagging was under way. Water was flowing over U.S. Highway 30 between Sutherland and Paxton.