Early Morning Storms Rip Through Northeast Nebraska



NORFOLK, Neb. -- This hasn't been the best of summers for folks living in northeast Nebraska.  The rainfall may be welcoming to most of us, but folks in areas of Pierce, Stanton, Wayne, Thurston and Cuming counties they've about had enough.   Storms have been going today, with the first wave moving through around 8 am Monday.  Region 11 emergency coordinator Faythe (faith) Peterson tells KFOR News they're not sure yet if it was straight line winds or a tornado that caused damage to a farmstead and some outbuildings near Hadar in southern Pierce County.   She says a second wave of storms moved through the Norfolk area and dumped heavy rain.  No reports of damage, but the National Weather Service says a wind gust of 59 miles per hour was recorded at the Norfolk Airport.  The Weather Service also reported two semis that flipped along a road near Walthill in Thurston County, winds knocking down trees in Wayne and near Carroll in Wayne County.