Adams County residents suffer damage from Tuesday night storm

Hail stones near Lake Hastings on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
Hail stones near Lake Hastings on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.(Jamie Tinsman)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 10:32 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 10:40 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A storm caused significant damage to homes, vehicles, and properties in Adams County Tuesday night.

The storm approached the northwest corner of Adams County shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Due to the intense wind and large hail reported, Adams County Emergency Management sounded the outdoor warning sirens at 8:53 pm. 

“Outdoor warning sirens are not tornado sirens specifically.  The intent of the outdoor warning sirens is to instruct those outdoors to seek shelter indoors and tune into local media sources for more information,” Ron Pughes, Adams County Emergency Director said. 

Damage appear to be narrowed to the northwest portion of Adams County, around 42nd Street and Adams Central, areas surrounding the airport, and some homes and structures within the city limits of Hastings.

“If you received damages to your property, report it immediately to your insurance agent,” Pughes said. “Do not hire any company until your insurance company authorizes it, and never pay a contractor upfront.  Do your research and ensure that the contractor is reputable, insured, and has references.”

Meanwhile, the City of Hastings is working on cleaning up limbs from roadways. Crews are working to remove large fallen or dangerous limbs from terrace trees as they are able.

There will be no debris pickup by the City as a result of this storm and citizens are reminded of the Hastings Landfill hours: Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

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The communities of Ravenna and Shelton were hit hard with hail damage Tuesday night, according to Buffalo County Emergency Manager Darrin Lewis.

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