Severe Thunderstorm Warning: SE Pottawattamie/NW Mills Counties

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July 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

627 PM CDT SUN JUL 21 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHWESTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA

NORTHWESTERN MILLS COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST IOWA… UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 623 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BELLEVUE…OR 8 MILES SOUTH OF OMAHA…MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD…HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND 60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL WAS REPORTED AT BELLEVUE AT 623 PM CDT.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

OMAHA…COUNCIL BLUFFS…BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA… PLATTSMOUTH…RALSTON…OFFUTT AFB AND CAMP MAHA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A

BUILDING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO

FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.