A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 800 PM CDT for central Platte County... At 745 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Platte Center, or 11 miles northwest of Columbus, moving northeast at 40 mph. Hazard... ping pong Ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. Source... law enforcement. Impact... people and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include... Platte Center, Monroe, Tarnov, lake ocaonee and Circle h trailer park. This includes Highway 81 in Nebraska between mile markers 118 and 126. Fire Department officials reported ping pong Ball size hail near Monroe at 741 PM. Precautionary/preparedness actions... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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