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#SafePlaceSelfie

  Flood and tornado season is upon us. Have you established where your family’s safe place is going to be when extreme weather threatens? If so, snap a photo of you and yours in your…

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3/6/17 Severe Weather Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity for Eastern Nebraska effective from 12 PM – 8 PM Monday March 6th. Affected areas include: Thurston  Antelope Pierce Wayne…


American Red Cross Month

Since 1943, March has been designated American Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross is absolutely vital to national disaster relief efforts. They collect, process, and distribute 40% of the nation’s blood supply, they provide shelter to…


Disaster Preparedness for Pets

In previous blogs, we’ve addressed how to prepare your human family members for disaster. In this post, we’ll look at the special steps you can take to prepare your furry, feathery, and scaly family members…


Winter Driving Safety

As we prepare to travel for the holidays, it’s a perfect time to review safe practices for driving in extreme cold conditions. Freezing rain and Black Ice are common when the temperature hovers just around…


Christmas Tree and Candle Safety

 Facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be…


Winter Weather Awareness

November 10th is Winter Weather Awareness Day. Snow storms are an inevitable part of living in Nebraska. Make sure that you and your family are prepared by adding these winter specific items to your preparedness…


National Fire Prevention Week 2016

October 9th – 15th marks National Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than…


National Preparedness Month Kickoff

  September is National Preparedness month. National Preparedness Month (NPM) encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Communicate.” Follow Legal Aid’s Facebook…


Public Alert

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Eastern Nebraska from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday. Temperatures highs will range from 91° to 101°. During this advisory, infants, children, and people…