Cleaning Up Debris In Plattsmouth

Sunday's storm that blew through the area missed Omaha and Council Bluffs, but areas south of the metro weren't so lucky.

First the rain, then the hail, finally the wind pounded Plattsmouth Sunday afternoon.

Tim Endelicato planned on checking on his mother who lives nearby.

He barely got out of the door.

“Caught me completely by surprise,” he said. “I didn't know it was coming at all.”

“The wires above me here started sparking that's the main transmission line coming into the north end of town so it sparked all the way back to the house,” he said. “I didn't know if my house was going to catch on fire.

Endelicato checked his attic to make sure his house was not of fire. He was also concerned about down power lines.

“It sparked like three or four times and just blew up all over the street,” he said. “We had limbs that were hanging into the wires above me here.”

Although a lot of the damage has been cleaned up, there are still some streets in Plattsmouth that are closed because of downed trees. A truck near the center of town was completely covered by down tree limbs.

David Hula had the same thing happen. A tree fell on his car.

The tree was completely up-rooted.

“Total surprise, didn't hear anything,” he said. “Just happened to look out the window and 'oh no... our car.'”

Hula says the storm moved fast.

'We knew something was coming but there was a time of just a few seconds where there was like a micro burst deal. And that's all it took,” he said.

As for his car?

“We're going to fix it,” Hula said.

But he'll have one eye on the sky and the other on the repair bill.

Fortunately, in our area, no one was injured in yesterday's storms.

Endelicato said the city did a great job of cleaning up after the storm.


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