STRONG STORMS HIT NW IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA

STRONG STORMS HIT NW IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA

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NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED BY TORNADOES THAT ROARED THROUGH NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL IOWA SUNDAY.
THE SIOUX COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS A DAIRY, SIX MILES NORTHWEST OF HOSPERS SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGE FROM A TWISTER.
A HOG CONFINEMENT, OUTBUILDING AND POWER LINES WERE ALSO DAMAGED DURING THE TORNADO THAT WAS ON THE GROUND FOR SEVERAL MINUTES AROUND 8:30PM.
IN CENTRAL IOWA, AUTHORITIES SAY AT LEAST EIGHT CONDOMINIUMS AT LAKE PANORAMA WERE DAMAGED SUNDAY NIGHT NEAR PANORA.
PANORA IS LOCATED 37 MILES NORTHWEST OF DES MOINES, IN GUTHRIE COUNTY.

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Powerful thunderstorms that spawned several tornadoes as they moved across Nebraska caused damage in several eastern towns and the rural areas between them.

The storms that developed in south-central Nebraska near Hastings Sunday afternoon damaged homes and businesses in Sutton, Garland, Cordova and Daykin.

The storms also left nearly 17,000 utility customers without electricity Sunday evening.

Those storms generated tornadoes for more than three hours as they moved across Nebraska. By the time the initial storms reached Omaha, the storms still produced staright line winds over 70 mph but no tornadoes.

The storm knocked down several farm outbuildings west of Sutton and blew debris across U.S. Highway 6, forcing officials to close the highway.

Governor Dave Heineman will survey the tornado damage at Sutton at 9:30am Monday.