A fallen tree blocks the west opening of Pawnee Park in Columbus, Neb., May 4, 2003, after a thunderstorm that produced strong winds and large-size hail. Storms rolled across Nebraska with Panhandle tornadoes giving way to heavy rains and hail across the drought-ravaged state, followed by more tornadoes in eastern Nebraska
Joe Holmes, left, watches as contractor Jeff Childers, of Childers Enterprises, surveys the damage after a heavy storm passed through Omaha, Neb., Sunday, May 4, 2003. Holmes and his wife, Rose, were at a casino when a neighbor called to say a cottonwood tree fell on their house. The garage bore the brunt of the damage.
This piece of roofing, approximately 50-foot by 40-foot, was torn off of HeatSource1, in Filley, Neb., during storms on May 8, 2003.