Storms dump more than 5 inches of rain on Omaha

A semi-trailer belonging to Todd Ricenbaw is blown on top of another one, in Cordova, Neb., Monday, May 12, 2014, after a tornado blew through the area the previous day. Several tornadoes moved across Nebraska on Sunday evening, causing damage to homes and businesses in or near Sutton, Garland, Cordova and Daykin. The storms also left more than 18,000 utility customers without electricity. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The severe storms that moved across eastern Nebraska Tuesday drenched the area, and Omaha set a new record for the day with 5.3 inches of rain.

The National Weather Service says Omaha received the most rainfall, but Blair received 3.8 inches of rain and several other cities received more than 2 inches.

Tekamah, Norfolk, York, Columbus, Fremont and Nebraska City all received between 2 inches and 3 inches of rain.

Grand Island, Wahoo, Valley and Aurora all reported just less than 2 inches of rain.

The heavy rains created some street flooding in Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday night, and prompted warnings about the possibility of more flooding Wednesday morning southwest of Columbus, Nebraska and in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri.

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