Residents of Scotts Bluff and surrounding counties waking up to yet another round of damage this morning, as severe weather arrived late last evening ripped into the area around 10 o’clock.
As the storm surged east into the Scottsbluff/ Gering area, damaging winds, intense lightning and torrential rains fell along with some small hail.
Around 10:30 p.m. a camper was blown over at Roubidoux RV Park near Gering.
There are tree branches down, a roof was blown off on a trailer home on 16th Avenue in Scottsbluff, a large tree fell into a home on West 16th Street in Scottsbluff, and there is some significant tree damage in downtown Gering.
Trees were reportedly down in Melbeta blocking some routes.
Automated weather stations reported winds as high as 91 miles per hour in Scottsbluff. At the airport a gust of 73 miles per hour was noted.
1.33″ rain was reported at KNEB and 1.18″ at the airport, more than doubling the old record rainfall for Aug 20th set more than 125 years ago.
Dennis Ronne, retired National Weather Service employee reported over 2 inches rain in northeast Scottsbluff in a little over an hour.
Riverside Discovery Center reports extensive damage. All the animals are safe, but volunteers are sought to help clean up debris and fix fences.