Omaha, 1975 On May 6, 1975 an F4 tornado (wind speeds between 207 and 260 mph) touched down in Sarpy County around 4:30 PM. It entered southwest Douglas County, close to where I lived at the time, and continued northeast, cutting a swath 8 miles long right through the city of Omaha. The billboard in … Continue reading 1975 Tornado
SW Omaha Construction Site Three months ago this was an idyllic farm setting in the Southwest corner of Douglas County, Nebraska. A crushed rock drive that wound its way through lush green corn fields to a proud white farm house where the porta-potty now sits. Large stately elms trees shaded the house and a sturdy … Continue reading Progress?
I was exploring a new subdivision in western Douglas County, NE when a severe thunderstorm rolled in. The wind came up, the sky darkened, thunderclaps exploded in the west, and I grabbed my camera. I got off a few shots before sheets of rain draped my car, and drove me inside. I was lucky to … Continue reading Cooked Goose