Weather

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 24th to June 30th is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Since this week started in 2001, fatalities from lightning have dropped from 50 to about 30. The reduction is due to people becoming more…


NOAA Weather Radio Awareness Day

May 19th is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day in Nebraska. The network is a group of radio stations broadcasting information from the nearest National Weather Service office. The radio continuously broadcasts official Weather…


Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week is here! Thankfully, in Nebraska, we do not have to worry about hurricanes occurring here. However, it is always good to know how to prepare for them in case you are in…


Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 26-30, 2018)

The last week in March signifies Severe Weather Awareness Week! Monday – Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday – Weather Warnings Wednesday – Tornadoes Thursday – Family Preparedness Friday – Flash Floods On Thursday, the 29th, there will…


Cold Weather Car Maintenance Tips

By Legal Aid of Nebraska intern Annie Christenson:   Across the midwest, January brings some of the coldest temperatures of the year. Temperatures regularly dip well-below zero. Driving in these conditions can be dangerous, so preparing…


How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

This article details a number of different places you can donate to relief efforts in Puerto Rico.   Remember to always check charity navigator before donating to an unfamiliar organization so that you know exactly…


Heat Safety

As we approach the warmest stretch of the year, it’s a good time to review safety tips to use in extreme heat conditions.  Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States,…


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…


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…


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…