Authorities report extensive flooding in Omaha

Jun 4, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have reported extensive flooding in Omaha that caused dozens of motorists to be stranded in their cars.

Police spokesman James Shade said rescue boats were used Tuesday to reach dozens of drivers who got stuck while making the commute home. No injuries have been reported.

Shade said dozens of residents were also evacuated from low-lying homes on the northeast side, where several inches of rain fell in an hour. He noted a 95-year-old woman in a wheelchair who was rescued from her home.

Severe weather packing large hail and damaging winds was reported Tuesday in portions of Nebraska and Iowa. The National Weather Service expects the weather to remain into the morning hours of Wednesday.

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