Week’s weather forecast includes more chances for storms

Forecasters are predicting more storms throughout the week and into the weekend. Customers who lose their power should report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-6773.

Check our outage map for updates; the map refreshes with new data every 15 minutes.

Whenever storms and high winds strike, there is the chance of power outages.

Tree limbs in power lines account for many of the outages, as strong winds  often accompany storms.

We have had several storm systems this month, and as is typical with spring and summer storms, strong winds have toppled trees and downed limbs that tangled power lines. In fact, four of OPPD’s worst-ever storms occurred in the month of June, including one last June 16.

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Jason Kuiper

About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He formerly worked as a staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.