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LIVE UPDATES: Round two moves through the Metro; Severe storms cause flooding and damage

Severe storms cause flooding and damage
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Posted at 10:08 AM, May 21, 2024

OMAHA. NEB. (KMTV) — Severe storms overnight and into the Tuesday morning commute hit parts of the Omaha metro, causing downed trees, hail damage and flooding. A flash flood warning was issued for much of the Metro until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Reports of flooded streets rapidly rising creeks have officials urging people to use caution this morning.

A second round of severe storms move through around 1 p.m. producing pockets of large hail, strong winds and more flooding.

Northeast Nebraska Neighborhood Reporter Alex Whitney spent the morning in Lashara where the town is cleaning up from flooding.
Residents tell Alex that many homes took on water in their basements and that many roads were flooded. Rescue boats were deployed to help get people out of some of the most flooded areas. They say this is the worst flooding the town has seen since 2019.

Lashara residents say this is the worst flooding since 2019

North Omaha Neighborhood Reporter Melissa Wright spoke with residents at Grandridge Apartments where flooding rose multiple feet inside first floor apartments.
One resident invited her inside to see the damage first hand. The water marks on the walls reached to near the light switches. They tell us they've been told by the leasing office to reach out to their insurance agents and to The Red Cross for help.

Grandridge Apartments Flood in morning storm

Downtown Neighborhood Reporter Molly Hudson spoke with city leaders about the extent of damage from the first round of storms that moved through Omaha.

Public Works gives city-wide flood assessment Tuesday morning

Zach Williamson talks to a driver who got caught in flash flooding on his morning commute.

Cole Creek Flooding

Northwest Omaha Reporter Jill Lamkins spoke to a driver who was trapped in her car as flood waters rose in the Ramblewood area in Elkhorn.

Flooding in Ramblewood Neighborhood

9 a.m. Zach Williamson at 72nd and Pinkney where a vehicle from a car lot was carried into Cole Creek.

Valley, NE Streets Flooded

9:33 a.m. Debris caught at 36th Street Bridge in Bellevue

8:51 Papio NRD Flood Control

7:42 a.m. Big Ten Baseball Delayed

7:27 a.m. 83rd and Western

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Little Papio Creek near 83rd and Western

7:11 a.m. West Maple at Elkhorn Drive Closed

7:03 a.m. Flooding in Bellevue

6:22 a.m. Flooded roadways