Weather and Energy News

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Tips for identifying, and protecting against, heat-related illnesses

As we enter the “dog days” of summer, be aware of the dangers of heat-related illnesses and follow these tips to recover from them. Just drinking water may not be enough.

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Each thunderstorm, and its weather, is unique

Get a look inside a supercell thunderstorm and learn when and where it can produce dangerous and destructive weather.

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Put that rainy day to use. Install a rain barrel. [Video]

All that rainwater flowing through your downspouts can be put to work by installing a rainwater collection barrel. The barrel is easy to install, economical and environmentally friendly. Here’s how.

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Innovative forestry equipment reaches new heights

OPPD’s forestry team, long a leader in the industry, has a cool new lift to help keep trees away from power lines – all with minimal intrusion to customer property.

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Tips for helping children cope with storms [Video]

Storms can be scary for grown-ups, so it’s no surprise they strike fear in our children. OPPD turned to a pediatrician for tips to help children cope with storms.

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Go inside OPPD’s cable splicer boot camp [Video]

OPPD took a new approach to hiring cable slicer apprentices this year – and it’s helped the district recruit top-notch talent. Watch this video for a taste of the demanding work cable splicers do every day.

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Ranking the biggest storms based on power outages [Infographic]

These storms packed a punch. Take a look at the 10 worst storms OPPD has seen to date, in terms of power outages. Which storms do you think made the list?

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Can you dig it? Better call Nebraska 811 first [Infographic]

Before you start building that new deck, call Nebraska 811 first. It’s the law, and it locates any underground utilities on your property. This infographic shows you how.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
37
Sarpy
0
Washington
0
Saunders
0
Cass
7
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 44

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