Weather and Energy News

Scared Dog

How to provide calm for pets during stormy weather

Stormy weather can be really scary for our four-legged friends. Help your pets cope with these tips from the Nebraska Humane Society.

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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?

Sunshine

8 ways to save energy during hot weather

Feeling hot, hot, hot? We’ve got some cool ways you can curb your energy usage during this summer heat wave.

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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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Tree pruning steps now can prevent storm damage later

Taking steps early in a tree’s life will make it stronger as it grows, and more resistant to damage from severe weather.

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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.

Thunderstorm clouds in a rural setting

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.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
16
Sarpy
0
Washington
1
Saunders
1
Cass
19
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 37

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