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
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A severe thunderstorm blew through Sarpy County, Nebraska last Friday night. Straight-line winds of 125 mph were recorded in Papillion. Wide spread damage was evident throughout the county: downed power lines, uprooted trees, split tree trunks, trees' crowns snapped off, farm buildings with no roofs, etc. This shot was taken southwest of Gretna, about 36 … Continue reading Photojournalism is Dangerous!
A national cemetery recently opened in Sarpy County, Nebraska. The Visitor Center and Entrance are still under construction. Young saplings are planted along the roads carving through rolling farmland that yielded soybeans last year. Right now, it's hard to tell what it is. Other than the wooden sign at the entrance, behind the construction equipment, there … Continue reading Omaha National Cemetery