Devastating tornado rips through Nebraska destroying hundreds of homes

April 27, 2024

It ripped homes to pieces and left 10,000 without power in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday. One of the worst affected areas is Elkhorn in the western part of the city, where hundreds of homes were damaged. Pat Woods, who lives in Elkhorn, told AP of the terrifying moment he could hear the tornado near his home: ‘We watched it touch down like 200 yards over there and then we took shelter. Emergency crews searched homes door-to-door in the worst hit areas to help anyone trapped inside, the city’s fire chief Kathy Bossman said. Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen said on X (formerly Twitter) that he ordered state resources to help with emergency response.