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Feds do damage assessment in 10 counties after severe storms

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The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is requesting the Federal Emergency Management Agency work with NEMA and local emergency managers on joint damage assessments in ten southeast Nebraska counties. Those counties sustained heavy rain, hail, wind and flood damage from tornadoes and severe storms between May 3rd and May 11th. The counties are: Gage, Saline, Jefferson, […]

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Stormy Friday and Saturday forecast

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Right on schedule, storms are starting to pop up in Nebraska today.   Jim Meyer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says it appears the most severe weather will be in the central part of the state. He says the storms today will be sporadic. Meyer says, “We are basically in […]

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First flood-related death reported in Fairbury area

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Rescuers in Jefferson County have found the body of an 86-year-old woman in her flooded basement near Fairbury. A search was conducted starting early Thursday for the body of Betty McMullen of rural Fairbury who had been missing. The Jefferson County sheriff says the search started around the woman’s flood-surrounded home, but had to be […]

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Flooded farmers may be forced to replant, weekend weather is key

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Many acres of farmland in Saline and Jefferson counties are underwater after this week’s heavy rains, particularly the downpours that came along with severe weather on Wednesday. Saline County Extension Educator Randy Pryor says the extent of damage to the newly planted crops will be known next week. “Seeds that are sitting there underwater that […]

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Flooding prompts evacuations with more rain in the forecast

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Residents in 169 homes in the west part of Fairbury were evacuated yesterday because of rising floodwaters.  The 110 residents live in homes located west of railroad tracks.  The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency reports 26 people were housed at the American Lutheran Church. Endicott evacuated a brick yard manufacturing facility. In Saline County, Dewitt had […]

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Gov. Ricketts observes storm damage, declares emergency

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Gov. Pete Ricketts got a first-hand, aerial view of the damage left in the wake of the tornado that hit Roseland Wednesday evening. Ricketts flew over the area in a State Highway Patrol helicopter, observing damage not only to Roseland, but also Hebron and Deshler. Ricketts saw the damage in and around Roseland as a […]

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Floodwaters close numerous roads in Nebraska

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Flooding brought on by the severe weather which roared through Nebraska has made a number of highways impassable this morning. The Nebraska Department of Roads and the Nebraska State Patrol closed several highways due to high water. Both NDOR and NSP remind motorists not to drive around road closure barricades or attempt to driver through […]

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Tornado swipes Roseland, at least 13 homes damaged or destroyed

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Residents and first responders are on clean-up duty after a tornado tore through the small village of Roseland yesterday afternoon in south-central Nebraska’s Adams County. Fire chief Randy Klein said three homes were destroyed and another ten others were damaged in the storm. Thankfully, Chief Klein says, no one was seriously hurt. “We can rebuild […]

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Severe weather hits Nebraska, tornado does damage

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Another round of severe weather hit Nebraska Wednesday evening, with one confirmed tornado touching down in Adams County, southwest of Hastings. Radar indicated other tornadoes in southeast Nebraska. The city of Lincoln sounded the tornado sirens shortly after 8:30pm when skies seemed extremely threatening. The tornado in Adams County damaged some homes and outer buildings […]

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Rough weather rumbles through state, more to come

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A weak tornado touched down near the Gage-Lancaster County line last night during severe thunderstorms that brought hail, heavy rain and high winds. The twister was reported near the towns of Cortland and Adams, but there are no reports of any serious damage. Brian Miller, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the biggest […]

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Whatever your emergency, there’s now an app for that

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Whether you need to find immediate shelter in a flash flood, you need to know what to do in an earthquake or you want to learn how to give a dog CPR, a new all-encompassing emergency smart phone app is available. Kara Kelly, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, says the free application aims to […]

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Nebraska ranked 5th for hail damage claims in 2014

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April showers bring May flowers but can also bring severe storms that pack a lot of hail in Nebraska. According to state Farm Insurance, Nebraska ranked 5th among states for hail claims in 2014 with 21,328 filings. Spokesperson Ann Avery has some recommendations on how to protect your family, vehicle and home from damage.   She […]

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Severe weather could extend into southern Nebraska today

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There were rumbles of thunder over parts of Nebraska this morning. David Eastlack is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley and says severe storms are brewing in the Midwest but for the most part we will be spared. Those traveling south into Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma should pay close attention to weather […]

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First round of spring storms

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Nebraskans in the eastern third of the state should be getting ready for the possibility of severe weather late this afternoon and evening. National Weather Service in Valley Meteorologist Dave Fobert says thunderstorms are in the forecast and some could be severe. Fobert says, “It looks like things have slowed up a little bit. We […]

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Storm chasers to be spotlighted at Saturday’s Severe Weather Seminar

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The annual regional Severe Weather Seminar is planned for this weekend at the Saline Center west of Wilber along Nebraska Highway 15. Saline County emergency management coordinator B.J. Fictum says experts from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network will be among the featured highlights this year. “The Iowa Storm Chase Team that took all of the […]

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