Governor, NSP Colonel Survey Tornado Damage via NSP Helicopter

Governor, NSP Colonel Survey Tornado Damage via NSP Helicopter

April 30, 2024
Elkhorn, NEB.
Tornado Damage Elkhorn

Governor Jim Pillen and Colonel John Bolduc flew with the Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Unit today to survey damage caused by tornadoes Friday in eastern Nebraska.

During today’s helicopter flight, Governor Pillen was able to view some of the same areas of damage he saw from the ground on Saturday. Several hundred homes suffered significant damage or were destroyed during the storms, which dropped multiple tornadoes in several Nebraska counties. Only minor injuries have been reported in Nebraska as a result of these storms.

Video footage from today’s flight can be viewed here: YouTube.

Photos from today’s flight are posted on Nebraska State Patrol social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, X.

NSP pilots were also able to provide Douglas County officials with an aerial view of damage in western Douglas County during separate flights Monday afternoon.

Troopers continue to provide additional patrols in the Elkhorn area in partnership with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Omaha Police Department. Anyone seeking to volunteer in recovery efforts should reach out to Omaha Rapid Response to find out the most effective way to help.