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WATCH: Massive Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest

Massive tornadoes are currently ripping through parts of Nebraska and Iowa.

Omaha, Elkhorn, and Lincoln were all hit with fairly large tornadoes on Friday, and significant amounts of property damage have been reported.

Weather forecasters and meteorologists have warned that more tornadoes are expected to touch down on land over the next several days. On Saturday, The Weather Channel provided an update:

“42 tornado warnings were issued by National Weather Service Omaha Friday, as a tornado outbreak swept across Nebraska and Iowa, demolishing homes and buildings.”

The Weather Channel reports:

T​he small town of Minden, Iowa, was especially hard hit. It sits in Pottawattamie County, about 25 miles northeast of Omaha.

Jeff Theulen, chief deputy of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, said 40 to 50 homes were completely destroyed.

Two injuries were reported but were not life-threatening.

Numerous eyewitness footage of the tornadoes was provided by sources on the ground in Nebraska, where it is now estimated that at least 30% of the state will be struck by tornadoes this year.

Daily Mail had more on one of the storms and the resulting tornado:

The storm was part of a tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service, which indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado and golf ball size hail.

The storm moved north at 50mph, causing significant damage to structures and trees in its path.


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