NWS confirms two tornadoes southeast of Lincoln
OTOE COUNTY, NE — The National Weather Service in Omaha says a pair of tornadoes touched down in southeast Nebraska Friday night.
Damage survey teams were out in Otoe County Saturday between Sterling and Douglas and determined two EF-1 tornadoes hit the area as severe storms made their way through.
The first one occurred around the intersection of S. 8th Rd. and County Road R in Otoe County. It was on the ground for 0.8 miles. The NWS says the twister downed trees, collapsed a barn and damaged sheds and a home.
The other tornado touched down County Road P and S. 6th Rd and was on the ground for about half a mile. NWS Surveyors say it was short lived but took large limbs off trees and destroyed a barn.
Both twisters were estimated at 100 yards wide and had peak wind gusts at 93 miles per hour.