Storm Roundup: Overnight Outages, Lightning Injury in Denison

Severe storms rolled through Nebraska and Iowa on Sunday. Heavy rains caused some flooding, and strong wind gusts snapped tree limbs knocking out power to several areas in Iowa.

The National Weather Service received a report of one person injured by lightning during the storms on Sunday, however, details of the severity of their injuries were not immediately available.

Crawford County's emergency manager said several highways were covered with water at times during that storm. Heavy rains also broke a farm retention dam in Denison leading to flooding on Iowa Highway 39.

Storms closer to the Omaha/Council Bluffs area left power outages late Sunday night and into the early Monday morning hours.

At one point Omaha Public Power District was reporting that more than 2,500 people were without power. Most of the outages were in Northwest Omaha, however, those outages were fixed by sunrise on Monday.

In Iowa problems lingered to the north, however, Mid-American Energy showed most of the outages in Iowa were in the Carroll and Crawford counties.

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