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This past weekend our Equal Justice Corps Members Jennifer and Beth ventured out to Loup City to take part in the annual Polish Days. While there, they met many people who told about their experiences…


National Weather Service Summer Season Safety Campaign

June 1st is the start of meteorological summer.  Summer means more time outdoors, traveling, camping, barbecuing and late sunsets.  However, summer also means extreme heat, which means thunderstorms, which mean flooding and…tornadoes. Being almost smack…


National EMS Week

from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians website: May 21 – 27, 2017 is the 43rd annual National EMS Week In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the…


#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…


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…