Weather and Energy News

Sudden wind event wreaks havoc on trees, power lines

A powerful wind event the morning of Monday, Aug. 10, struck unexpectedly, knocking out power to 57,000 OPPD customers. That same weather system caused a million power outages across the Midwest.

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What is OPPD’s outage restoration process?

Video shows how OPPD springs into action when the power goes out and our crews work on restoration.

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Traffic light outages are joint effort between OPPD, city

Drivers should treat an intersection with a traffic light outage as a four-way stop.

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The Sacrifice: Getting lights on when the power is out

When the lights go out, so do they. Line workers leave the comforts of their homes and families to deal with storms, outages.

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Storm prep? ‘We’re ready’

OPPD is ready to act when weather turns bad and causes power outages.

The sudden wind storm this morning damaged trees throughout Omaha and other portions of OPPD's service territory. It also knocked out power to nearly 54,000 customers.

What causes circuit trips?

Power outages can happen at any time. Find out what causes them and what OPPD does to minimize them.

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How heat affects the electric system

OPPD takes precautions to deal with dangerous heat levels to keep the power on and people safe.

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Make a disaster preparation kit in just minutes

It doesn’t take long to prepare your family for a disaster. We help you get started.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
666
Sarpy
17
Washington
12
Saunders
0
Cass
0
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
1

Total 696

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