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.
One of our experienced storm managers, who is now retired, contrasts how OPPD responded to two storms: one a surprise October 1997 snow storm, the other, a June 2008 wind storm. The difference was in the response. Improvements that were made following the ’97 storm made the 2008 effort go much smoother: faster restoration, used 280 fewer […]
An annual OPPD drill simulates a level 2 storm event, a destructive and widespread natural disaster that hits only once or twice a decade. The drill develops readiness skills, points out improvement areas and offers realistic training for the big ones.
Nothing says the holidays like the colorful lights that decorate our homes. But those lights can also become an electrical hazard. Follow these tips to keep your holiday lights safe, inside and outside your home.
Energy thieves are everywhere: wasteful incandescent light bulbs, running and dripping faucets, and dangerous extension cords. Not to fear, Energy Saver is here, courtesy of the Omaha Northwest High Magnet School Men’s Chorus!