Sidney wakes up to early morning thunderstorm, down trees and low land flooding

SIDNEY - It was an early start to the weekend for Turner Landscaping.

Ken Turner, along with family and neighbors of Luella Stimka, removed a portion of a tree that had fallen near Legion Park in Sidney during a strong thunderstorm early Saturday morning.

Stimka says she woke up to strong winds and heavy rain at 2:30 a.m.

"It sounded like a train," Stimka said. "We could not see across the street. We could not see the park. The flag pole at Legion Park was rocking back-and-forth."

The tree, which also landed on a Spectrum cable, caused minor damage to a neighbor's garage. There were no injuries.

The non-severe thunderstorm dropped much needed rain in and around Sidney. Totals in the Sidney area ranges from two inches to nearly five inches. Three inches of rain fell south of Chappell, a quarter of an inch fell north of Kimball and Lorenzo registered a half inch.