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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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Time to prepare for foul weather from floods to twisters

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We’re likely done with blizzards for a while, but now it’s time for Nebraskans to focus on being prepared for the challenges of the warm weather months ahead. This is the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Meteorologist Kenny Podrazik, at the National Weather Service, says today’s focus is on flooding and flash flooding, while […]

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Red flag fire warnings issued for parts of Nebraska

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The National Weather Service in Valley warns residents that portions of the state are in a red flag warning regarding fire danger. Meteorologist Cathy Zapotocny says this is partly due to an approaching front that is bringing windy conditions to the Midwest. Zapotocny says the red flag warning extends through the center of Nebraska and […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Learn to be a severe weather spotter, starting this week

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Spotter training classes for severe weather are underway now and will run for the next several weeks in communities across Nebraska. Brian Smith, the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, says several severe storms raked the northeast part of the state last summer, causing widespread damage and injuries. Smith says it’s […]

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Homeowners dealing with leaky roofs after heavy snow

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Homeowners across Nebraska are dealing with leaky roofs after the heavy, wet snow that fell over the weekend. Trent Lovewell is the general manager of John Higgins Weatherguard in Omaha and says don’t panic and risk injury climbing on to the roof to clear the snow. He says unless there is a big problem now […]

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Snow and ice covered tree and shrub care

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The weekend snowstorm coated tree and shrub branches with ice before upwards of 10 inches of heavy, wet snow fell weighing them down even more. University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Educator for Douglas and Sarpy Counties John Fech says if you are tempted to go outside and brush the snow off, don’t.  Fech says […]

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Winter gives Nebraska a second punch

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A second round of severe winter weather has Nebraska in its grip, but the National Weather Service forecasts that grip to loosen after today. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon over most of the state; eastern, central, and northwestern Nebraska. A winter storm warning is in effect until noon […]

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Weekend weather brings a brutal reminder that winter isn’t over (AUDIO)

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A brutal weekend storm reminds all of us that winter isn’t over and that travelers must be prepared. Captain Lance Rogers, Nebraska State Patrol Commander of Headquarters Troop-Lincoln, says the brutal blast of winter caught many drivers by surprise. A little preparation can make a big difference. “Always, of course, carry those emergency first aid […]

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