OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mother Nature dumped a significant amount of rain on the Omaha metro on Saturday night.
According to the National Weather Service, the Millard Airport got soaked with 2.39 inches of rain while Eppley Airfield clocked in at 2.02 inches.
Council Bluffs received 1.84 inches of rain.
David City, 75 miles west of Omaha, reportedly got dumped on with over five inches of rain.
Radar estimated rainfall shows that portions of Polk, Butler, Saunders, and Cass Counties have soaked up 4-5+" of rain.— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) August 8, 2021
Spotters reported over 3" in parts of Omaha, too.
Play with the data yourself at https://t.co/nCAOcCHmns. #FloodOMA #IAwx #NEwx pic.twitter.com/jdiPDeL6db
View storm-related photos and videos from Saturday night below.
Absolutely terrifying scenario as @RealTonyLuu was caught in an elevator descending into flood water.— Kent Luetzen (@KentLuetzen) August 8, 2021
Thankfully, Tony was safe and willing to share his story and videos with @3NewsNowOmaha! pic.twitter.com/7NKdzzqTUH
Near 168th and Harrison, a man is here trying to clean the vehicle his wife had to leave behind during the flash flooding last night. He says she was afraid for her life and at one point the water was up to her waist. @3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/q49ZfXkPOJ— Jessika Eidson KMTV (@JessikaEidsonTV) August 8, 2021
Update on my car: GONE! pic.twitter.com/MF2jN7haBj— Tyler J.W. Henningsen (@TyHenningsen) August 8, 2021
3 News Now Meteorologist Caitlin Connell caught video of 'spider lightning.'
Dramatic lightning near 120th and Dodge from viewer, Chris Smith.
A new SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for part of the #Omaha metro. Seek shelter inside until the storm has passed. Download our free @StormShieldApp for live radar and storm details. @3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/uzdHh7BDwK— Mark Stitz (@MarkStitz) August 8, 2021
From the front of our house around 156th & State. pic.twitter.com/w6fHKlonYK— Sara Halvorsen (@sara_halv) August 8, 2021
This is in Council Bluffs. Takken from the 4th floor of Bluffs Towers apartments. You can use this on the news. pic.twitter.com/TjNuySTeha— Alex Flint (@Alexflint1973) August 8, 2021
Reporting live from the Jones River pic.twitter.com/enNwCLPOzr— Adam Lassek (@alassek) August 8, 2021
Saddle Creek, predictably, was a river