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Storms in the Omaha area knock down trees, turn planes over and lose thousands of powers

A heavy thunderstorm in Nebraska reportedly caused power outages for nearly 200,000 customers in the Omaha region throughout Friday night.

Strong winds at 90 mph blew trees and power lines, sometimes on cars, causing property damage.

Even a small plane was blown upside down, according to photos shared on Omaha’s WOWT-TV and social media.

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WOWT reported that a fallen tree was blocking the street. Municipalities advised people to stay off the road if possible until the storm passed and obstacles moved.

According to the National Weather Service, heavy thunderstorm warnings were issued in several counties throughout the state on Friday, and heavy thunderstorm warnings were issued in Douglas County, including Omaha, until 5 am.

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Omaha’s National Weather Service tweeted that by 3 am Saturday, thunderstorms would move away from Nebraska and Iowa, and residents could expect showers and even light thunderstorms throughout the day.

NWS reports that a siren can create a gust of 75 mph and no tornado has been found.

Storms in the Omaha area knock down trees, turn planes over and lose thousands of powers

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