OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Storms moved fast and furious into the metro late Thursday dropping baseball-sized hail and leaving a trail of damaged property.
Golf ball-sized hail was reported in Benson and other parts of Omaha. Viewers documented damage to windows and cars. A hail stone smashed through a window in Char Scotchmer Secondo’s home near 36th and Leavenworth.
Reports of hail 3-4" in diameter fell in Dundee, Benson and Keystone. Photos show dense hailstones broke through a skylight in a home in Irvington.
OPPD reported about 300 customers in Douglas County lost power due to the storms. Crews are working to restore power in the area.
A car dealership on the corner of 52nd and NW Radial took a big hit; most cars in the lot had spidered windshields and heavy dent damage.
As storms moved east they dropped golf ball-sized hail on Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Roger, who lives near 50th and Miami, said he heard the hail coming down and knew there wasn’t anything he could do. He waited until after it subsided and went outside to inspect his car.
“I’ve lived here since 1985 and we get hail, but nothing like this. It’s the first time we’ve had this much damage in my area right here,” Roger told WOWT 6 News.
His windshield was cracked and his back window was shattered. The full extent of damage done by the late night storm will be assessed Friday.