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Storm causes damage, flooding in Kimball County


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This car was partially submerged in the underpass as it flooded due to heavy rain Tuesday night. The lone person in the car escaped without injury and the car was later towed when the water receded.

More than 6 inches of rain in about half an hour wreaked havoc Monday night in Kimball County, according to Kimball County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Loy.

The event began with light rain early Monday evening, but progressed quickly and lasted through the early morning hours Tuesday.

There was up to a foot of flood water in spots throughout the county, Loy said, and the previously saturated ground could not absorb more.

"Though funnel clouds were reported in Banner County, the storm lacked the structure and circulation to produce the tornadoes. It then dropped in height rapidly producing the hea...

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