Le Mars, IA – Strong wind gusts Sunday night snapped trees and power poles, leaving thousands of residents in the dark across Nebraska and northwest Iowa. In Le Mars, Iowa, a wind gust over 70-mph tore off a roof to a local business, causing the rubble to lie in the street.
Shortly after the damage occurred, local resident Emily Hutchins filmed this video of the aftermath.
Utility companies have restored power to most of their Iowa and Nebraska customers following the wet, windy weather on Christmas.
A wind advisory will remain in effect through 6pm Monday (December 26th.) across northern Iowa, as wind gusts will be gusting over 40-mph through the afternoon.
–Storm Image: Kayla Hutton