COLUMBUS, Neb. – A powerful thunderstorm has left a trail of downed trees and power lines in east-central Nebraska.
The storm struck around 7 p.m. Tuesday, packing winds reaching 75 mph at Columbus airport. Authorities say a semitrailer was blown over north of Columbus, near Humphrey. Reports of a roof being blown off of a shed in Shelby, several uprooted trees, golf ball size hail and structural damage throughout the area, including Fairmont where a tree fell into a house. Several gustnadoes were also reported.
Lightning set a Columbus house aflame and firefighters also responded to minor grass and tree fires just outside of town.
No injuries have been reported.