Sunday Storms Leave Damage Across Area

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By News 5 Staff

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Updated: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:02:35 CST

Power is back on for most of the area after last night's thunderstorms left downed power lines and scattered debris across the area.

The National Weather Service says Hastings suffered the brunt of the damage, with an 83 mile per hour wind gust clocking in at the Hastings Airport.

Hastings Utilities says crews were out until 3 a.m. Monday morning restoring power. Power is back on for most of their customers. There are still isolated incidents where connection must be reattached to a home or limbs must be removed from a power line.

Southern Power District also saw outages in Adams and Hall Counties. Power was restored to all Southern Power District customers between 3 and 4 a.m.

The strong winds were also responsible for snapping a tree in the 100 block of East 12th Street. Kay Moore was watching the storm from the front window of her house when the tree split.

"All of a sudden there was a big crack and I think, lightning hit it, and it just...it just made a horrible bang and come right down on Gail's pickup then," Moore said.
 
Moore said the tree couldn't have fallen in a better place since it mainly fell between the two houses. She has some gutter damage, but she hopes the tree service can save her tree instead of having to take it down completely.