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Strong Winds Rip Nebraska

Severe storms uprooted trees across Nebraska on Monday and unleashed torrential rains that closed a highway.

Seven inches of rain soaked Wisner, forcing U.S. Highway 275 to be closed, and two hog barns were destroyed by high winds near Stanton. Wind gusts ranged from 60 mph across northern Kansas to 90 mph at Webster Dam.

Flood warnings were issued from near Omaha, Neb., to cities and towns east of Kansas City, Mo., along the Missouri River. The river could crest at 5 to 7 feet above flood stage later this week, causing extensive lowland flooding along its banks.



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