Powerful Nebraska Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

OMAHA (KPTM)- A tornado warning that brought 60-70 mph winds and heavy rain to the metro left 18,000 people without power Sunday night. OPPD says Douglas, Sarpy and Saunders counties were the hardest hit.To view outages: to the National Weather Service, there were reports of roofs blown off homes in Saline County. Trees and power poles were also knocked down. A home near Elkhorn had significant damage after parts of the home were blown off. In Jefferson County, grain bins were damaged. There have also been reports of flooding over highways in Saunders County.Governor Dave Heineman will survey some of the damaged areas Monday morning. His first stop will be in Sutton, Nebraska, where several businesses and homes were damaged.Report an outage: Report outages online at Call 1-800-554-OPPD (6773) from anywhere in the service area. Use the OPPDconnect app, for users of Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Download OPPDconnect free from the App Store. Android users may download the App through Google Play. Regardless of how you report the outage, your information is processed electronically and forwarded so that corrective action can be taken as quickly as possible. Track Outages: For timely updates on weather-related outages, follow OPPD at View outage maps and get Twitter updates by downloading the OPPDconnect app.