Property damage reported from Banner County tornado

The National Weather Service says this morning a tornado Saturday evening in Banner County caused damage at a house seven miles north and 14 miles west of Harrisburg about two and a half miles east of the Wyoming state line. the house received considerable damage and two barns on the property lost roofs. Several trees, power lines, and poles nearby were also downed.

The heavy rain also produced flash flooding over much of southern Banner County and many roads were under water and damaged. A number of pivots were reportedly turned over in Banner County and Coral Richards twelve miles northwest of Harrisburg said she had windows broken out in her house as the storm moved through with golf ball size hail.

There was another confirmed tornado three miles northeast of Harrisburg around 5:30. The other tornadoes Saturday night were in Goshen County 10 miles southwest of Veteran shortly before 4 p.m., east of Kimball along the I-80 and Highway 30 corridor shortly after 7 p.m., and five miles south of Wheatland.

Heavy rains of up to two inches were reported in Scottsbluff and along with small hail clogged stormwater inlets. Travel in town was still a bit hazardous early Sunday morning due to standing water and flooding, Heavy rain was also reported in Mitchell, near Bayard, in Bridgeport and in Kimball and to the east along the interstate corridor.

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