Omaha, Nebraska 2021-07-11 11:15:59 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — A heavy storm on Friday night caused a lot of damage around Douglas County.
Trees fell, cut off from debris, many had no power, and some signals went out.
Many heard the storm all night, but didn’t know how much damage the storm had done until they went out on Saturday morning.
“I woke up. It seemed like a freight train was passing through the house. There were three broken windows coming from the dining room. All the rows were down and there was debris everywhere. Two hours of cleaning “Charles Stanton, who lives in Douglas County, said.
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Many didn’t realize how bad the damage was and had to rush to a store like Ace Hardware to buy equipment for cleanup.
Ashley Fly, an employee of Ace Hardware, said: “I’ve come to the point where I have to call the customer to tell them that I need to check the chainsaw’s inventory because there are several types, but that’s a bit tricky. I don’t know what’s in stock.” Said.
Local organizations are working to support the community. The Heartland Hope Mission distributes groceries to people whose groceries may have been ruined by storms and power outages.
“I really want to be there for those affected by the storm. I realize that losing a lot of refrigeration can lead to low-income people. That can be a financial crisis for them. Help them by providing additional foods, especially refrigerated products such as dairy products, “said Renae Bush, a community relations specialist at the Heartland Hope Mission.
They will also provide additional resources for those who may be experiencing an economic setback due to the storm. The South Omaha location on 2021 U Street will open next week for food and resources. The contact number is (402) 733-1904.
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