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PHOTOS: Thunderstorms leave a mess

PHOTOS: Thunderstorms leave a mess

Clean Up in La Vista

Mary Frecks of La Vista spent Saturday afternoon cutting up a fallen tree following an overnight storm that left a broad swath of damage across eastern Nebraska.

Clean Up in Papillion

Mike Jones of Papillion attends to the remnants of felled tree in the parking lot of the Kahler-Dolce funeral home on Saturday, a part of a region wide storm clean-up.

Line at the Dump 1

By Saturday afternoon, pickup truck traffic to dump tree debris at the Papillion Public Works Department at 9909 Portal Rd. reached more than a mile in each direction.

Line at the Dump 2

By Saturday afternoon, pickup truck traffic to dump tree debris at the Papillion Public Works Department at 9909 Portal Road reached more than a mile in each direction.

Lines still down during afternoon rainstorm 1

Powerlines and polls were still down on Saturday afternoon near 90th Street and Highway 370. A late day storm caused another 3,000 area residents to lose power, following an evening of outages that OPPD called “one of the largest events we’ve had in our history.”

Lines still down during afternoon rainstorm 2

Powerlines and polls were still down on Saturday afternoon near 90th Street and Highway 370. A late day storm caused another 3,000 area residents to lose power, following an evening of outages that OPPD called “one of the largest events we’ve had in our history.”

Tree Traffic

Papillion Police Officer Jeremy Nelson controls traffic Saturday in front of the Papillion Public Works Department at 9909 Portal Road as area residents dropped off load after load of tree debris.

Twisted Tree 1

What remains of a twisted tree at the southwest corner of East Fourth and North Washington Streets in Papillion demonstrates the ferocity of Saturday morning’s storm. OPPD CEO Javier Fernandez noted overnight wind gusts of more than 90 mph were detected, classifying them as hurricane force.

Twisted Tree 2

What remains of a twisted tree at the southwest corner of East Fourth and North Washington Streets in Papillion demonstrates the ferocity of Saturday morning’s storm. OPPD CEO Javier Fernandez noted overnight wind gusts of more than 90 mph were detected, classifying them as hurricane force.

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