Weather and Energy News

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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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Why these six tornado myths are just plain wrong, and dangerous

Let’s say this one more time: You cannot outrun a tornado in your car. Refresh your memory with facts about this and five other tornado myths in this list.

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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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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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Looking back at the 1975 tornado [Video]

Mother Nature showed her ugly side on May 6 of that year, cutting a 10-mile path of destruction through Omaha. OPPD’s Mike Jones, a local TV reporter at the time, takes a look back at that memorable day.

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Photo gallery: Springtime at the OPPD Arboretum

Spring has sprung, and there’s no better place to see it in full bloom than the arboretum at 108th and Blondo streets. It’s a great time to grab the camera and send us your photos. Let this photo gallery inspire you.

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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.

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Take the fear out of storms for children [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 some advice on easing kids through their fears.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
9
Sarpy
0
Washington
0
Saunders
2
Cass
0
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 11

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