Grain bins destroyed and buildings heavily damaged by strong winds Friday evening
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Friday, July 30th was a First Alert Day due to poor air quality and the threat for severe weather. The strongest storms fired up Friday evening but were isolated in nature. More widespread showers and storms moved in overnight; these stayed below severe limits and brought most of us much-needed rainfall, gusty winds, and frequent lightning.
One of the isolated storms that fired up Friday evening briefly produced STRONG straight-line winds that ripped through portions of Harrison County and into Pottawattamie County. Here’s a drone photo of damage near Persia, IA from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office:
Local Storm Report by NWS OAX: 3 SSW Persia [Harrison Co, IA] emergency mngr reports TSTM WND DMG at 30 Jul, 07:59 PM CDT -- delayed report: three grain bins destroyed and blown off their foundations and two buildings completely destroyed. up to 100 mph nw gusts estimated by nws survey of video footage and photos provided by local emergency management.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was triggered for this particular storm once it crossed I-80 and into Pottawattamie County. Here, several incidents of downed trees were reported to the National Weather Service.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
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