Omaha Metro residents regroup after Tuesday storms

Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 14:12:48-04

In Northeast of  the metro, winds and lightning caused damage folks were cleaning up Wednesday morning.

Annie Fitzgerald says she and her neighbors were up until 1:00 a.m. trying to sweep and cut their way out of the neighborhood at 16th and Ellison.

“This one here, it sucked the skirting right out," she said.

Fitzgerald took KMTV’s Lindsey Theis through the trailer park, as a soundtrack of chainsaws filled the air.

"The whole back end is blown out; the whole front end has just collapsed. And there’s one of the power poles,” she added.

"These still have power, all the rest of it is out."

This is what 90 mile per hour winds and lightning can do. 

Blocks away, at 25th and Hartman, city workers did a double take as they drove by damage here. 

Ashley White and her family were at home Tuesday night.

They went on the porch to watch the storm. Then, this old trunk snapped into her mom's car trunk and roof.

Their cars totaled including White’s car.  

"We’re just regular people, we just go to work and school, we don't have extra money to replace cars. She's so upset she missed work.” She said.

Right now, thousands are still without power.

OPPD officials said at its peak,  more than 21 thousand homes were in the dark.