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SW Omaha homes damaged by wind during Tuesday storm

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Posted at 5:34 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 19:19:03-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — Hail damage wasn't the only issue to hit homeowners in Southwest Omaha.

The storm early Tuesday morning created rain, hail, and high winds. They took out many fences, signs and outdoor equipment but some people had structural damage to parts of their homes.

Andi Barker says her family woke up from the storm and heard the loud wind. They noticed the roof on their 3rd car garage was damaged as well as the walls, and garage door.

"Even in a previous tornado we didn't have sort of this kind of damage, trees down and that sort of thing, but not that kind of weird separation of the ceiling and the wall," Barker explained.

Less than a block away there was similar damage to another house.

3 News Now Meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin says the storm had a history of tornadoes. When it reached the metro the storm was dissipating, but it still brought winds 60-100 miles an hour.

"So, when something like that's occurring it's all down winds. You no longer have the updraft where the storm is still growing and building this is when it's collapsing, that's when you can get some significant wind with it you can also get very large hail," Zeppelin described.

The National Weather Service says a series of downburst winds can be stronger in many smaller locations.