Fierce winds wreaked havoc across the area toppling street signs and power lights.
Winds were whipping through the Heartland with gusts over 60 MPH.
The strongest winds were clocked at 67 MPH at the Tekamah Municipal Airport shortly after 3 PM.
Avoca and Harlan Iowa also were buffeted with winds over 60 MPH. Meanwhile wicked winds also swept across Eppley Airfield at 56 MPH earlier this afternoon.
Winds will slacken off later tonight, but still winds could gust to 30-40 MPH through midnight before relaxing on Friday.