- Flash floods and hail wreak havoc in Omaha, Nebraska.
- Several homes were left without power after a severe thunderstorm.
- People become trapped in an elevator due to flooding
Omaha flash floods: The torrential rains that hit Omaha, Nebraska, last Saturday, caused unexpected floods throughout the city, preventing the circulation of traffic and putting at risk the lives of citizens who tried to make their way through these deep streams of water.
Through social media, impressive videos of the terrible rains that affected Omaha this Saturday have been shared, and there were also thunderstorms that left several homes without power and hail as large as coins falling from the sky.
Floods and hail hit Omaha, Nebraska
The streets were completely covered with water, submerging the vehicles almost entirely. Several people suffered some injuries from this phenomenon that occurred and affected the entire city. The images are impressive of how the strong currents carry the cars.
It was the heavy rains that caused the sudden floods that had the cars submerged, this forced drivers to abandon them to seek safety, the thunderstorm also affected, since it left around 14 thousand homes without electricity for several hours on Saturday morning. night in Nebraska city.
Omaha thunderstorm flooding: There were multiple emergency calls
During the course of Saturday as heavy rains hit, the fire department responded to around 105 emergency calls from people who needed help due to the disastrous weather in just a few hours, where the flooding was deep, according to Independent in Spanish.
Some citizens even took photographs and recorded the exact moment of this phenomenon and the size of the hail that fell, which was the size of a coin. People immediately sought shelter or high ground until the rains stopped. TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE .
Omaha Thunderstorm Floods: People Trapped in Water Elevator
Omaha thunderstorm flooding: The storm could continue
The National Weather Service warned residents in downtown Omaha that the thunderstorm could continue this Monday, causing more severe rain and that the flooding will continue thanks to these heavy rains that have not stopped in Nebraska.
For this reason, citizens have already been warned to take their precautions and try to avoid going out while the rains continue. This climate change is very common in this part of the country at this time of year, where natural phenomena are easily unleashed. TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE .
Flooding thunderstorm Omaha: Tropical Storm Kevin gains steam
Tropical Storm Kevin, is currently taking an impressive force in the Pacific Ocean. According to experts, it is expected that in the next few days it will go from a tropical storm to a hurricane, but does not pose a threat for the nearby levels, so heavy rains are expected in the surrounding regions.
It is expected to become a hurricane for Monday, meanwhile the heavy rains will continue in the Mexican country, since tropical storm Kevin, in the last hours has taken an incredible strength, although of course, for now it is far from all costs, as mentioned by meteorologists, who are keeping an eye on any changes that may exist.
Omaha Thunderstorm Flooding: 95-kilometer-per-hour wind blast
The storm carried maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (60 miles per hour) and was located 795 kilometers (495 miles) south of the lowest point of Baja California, indicated the National Hurricane Center of the United States. For this reason, it is expected that in the next few hours it will gain greater strength.
For what has been taken as prevention to the population, indicate that in the next few hours it could become a hurricane, although meteorologists have indicated that it is not expected to be dangerous, since it is kept away from the nearest coasts and not It must cause more than heavy rains, intense heat in certain states of the country and hailstorms.
It affects Colima and Jalisco
Tropical storm Kevin continues to gain strength and is located southwest of the coasts of Jalisco and Colima, in the Mexican Pacific, so it could become a hurricane in the next few days, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported this Sunday. So you will be observing the changes you have, in order to prevent the inhabitants.
Also, winds with gusts of 60 to 70 kilometers per hour (km / h) and waves of 1 to 2 meters (m) are estimated on the coasts of Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán, which has had the authorities concerned since these two entities will suffer the most during Kevin’s entry, which is gaining more strength as he approaches. Filed Under: Omaha Lightning Storm Floods.
The SMN statement
In a statement, the agency said that the meteorological phenomenon reinforces the probability of heavy to very heavy rains in various western states of the country. Therefore, they pointed out which entities would be the most affected by the expected heavy rains and also which ones would be the least affected.
According to said statement, in Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca and Sonora; heavy rains are expected, while in locations in Mexico City, Durango, Guanajuato, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Sinaloa and Veracruz; what there will be are the intervals of showers. In Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas, and isolated rains in Baja California, Campeche, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Quintana Roo and Yucatán. Filed Under: Omaha Lightning Storm Floods.
Where was it located?
As EFE News has pointed out, at 10:00 local time (15:00 GMT) Kevin was located 585 kilometers southwest of Playa Perúla, Jalisco and 795 kilometers south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, with maximum sustained winds of 95 km / h, gusts of 110 km / h and displacement to the west at 13 km / h. Its circulation reinforces the probability of rains in the west of the country.
So it will be a couple of rainy days in those states of Mexico, where it is expected that it will not stop raining very early and that the beaches in the area will be without access due to a possible hurricane, so precautions must be taken given the strength with which Tropical Storm Kevin remains. Filed Under: Omaha Lightning Storm Floods.
Goes at 13 miles per hour
As the media has mentioned, the phenomenon is moving west at 13 kilometers per hour with sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of 110 kilometers per hour; Therefore, it is expected that in the next few hours it will increase its strength and that the states near the Pacific of the country will be the most affected by the rainy weather that will be installed.
In addition, it should be noted that tropical storm Kevin, which is located southwest of the coasts of Colima and Jalisco, as well as Tropical Wave Number 19 that will cross the southeast of Mexico, in combination with a low pressure channel extended over the east. of the country, will be the cause of heavy rains, increased temperatures in certain states and hailstorms that are expected for the following days. Filed Under: Omaha Lightning Storm Floods.
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