Overnight Storms Knock Out Power, Trees Through Nebraska



(8-18-14) Powerful storm winds knocked down power lines and trees as hail pounded several parts of Nebraska Sunday night.

At least one person was hospitalized after being injured Sunday by hail in northwest Nebraska's Sheridan County. Large hail was reported in Cherry County as well.

Hail and wind-whipped debris damaged buildings and vehicles throughout the central part of the state. A gust of 83 mph was recorded by the National Weather Service in Hastings. The overnight storms caused power outages in Garfield County and in Hastings and Grand Island. Spokeswoman LeAnne Doose said Monday that power had been restored to Southern Power District customers in south-central Nebraska.

There was heavy rain, too, with more than a half inch recorded in Ord and Kearney.