Weather and Energy News

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Saving the monarch of the prairie

OPPD is creating ‘rest areas’ on their properties for monarch butterflies to boost the threatened butterfly’s population.

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6 facts about solar

Solar is a hot topic these days, but what exactly does “solar” mean?

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Critters, trees among common power outage causes

You know that cute squirrel scurrying about outside? He might be a troublemaker.

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June 16 storm – 1 year later

Remembering the June 16, 2017, storm that ripped through our area.

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Stay safe from the threat of lightning

It’s National Lightning Safety Awareness week. Learn how to stay safe when our weather turns severe.

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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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Meet the crews who keep the power flowing

OPPD’s Central Maintenance has been traveling the district for 40 years making needed repairs to keep the lights on.

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

After the record setting temps of Memorial Day weekend, 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.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
51
Sarpy
0
Washington
0
Saunders
0
Cass
0
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 51

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