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Series of storms strike – major damage – brave rescues

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The morning after Tuesday’s storms is still bitter pill for many in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. A series of severe storms pounded the area well into Wednesday morning. The worst damage is in Washington County. Baseball to softball sized hail hammered the area destroying roofs, stripping paint from homes, breaking windows and wiping out […] Read More »

Crop damage from large hail being assessed

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Tuesday’s storm swept over Madison County in northeast Nebraska with tennis ball- to baseball-sized hail hammering the Norfolk area. Randy Guill, director of the Madison County Farm Service Agency, says most of the larger hail was in Norfolk and the northern part of the county with pea- to marble-sized hail in the Battle Creek area. […] Read More »

Central Nebraska Avoids Most of Tuesday’s Strongest Storms

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With hail the size of baseballs taking siding off homes and destroying cars in parts of the state, Adams County may have been spared the brunt of Tuesday’s storms. However, there are varying degrees of damage across numerous areas.Mike Moritz from the The National Weather Service in Hastings says the storms played out as expected […] Read More »

Be better prepared for severe weather with free app

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After another bout with rough weather in Nebraska last night, American Red Cross spokesman Dan Cataldi  says it’s critical to have a reliable notification system, especially when storms strike overnight. “That’s when tornadoes can often be the most deadly because people are sleeping,” Cataldi says. “The outdoor warning systems are not necessarily designed to wake […] Read More »

State Braces for Severe Weather on Tuesday

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Severe weather is of great concern today for much of Nebraska. The Weather Channel is taking notice, sending Meteorologist and storm chaser Mike Bettes to Grand Island, just in case. Bettes says that Nebraskans in the eastern two-thirds of the state should pay close attention to today’s weather forecasts, with a higher chance for strong […] Read More »

Nebraska Radio Network 2014-06-02 13:34:23

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The next round of severe weather in Nebraska could come as early as Tuesday. National Weather Service – Valley Meteorologist Barbara Mayes says the day will start out hot and humid but as the day goes on super-cells of severe weather could start to break out in the central part of the state in the […] Read More »

SBA okays disaster declaration for 7 counties after storm

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There’s encouraging news for Nebraska homeowners, businesses and non-profit groups that sustained losses in severe storms earlier this month. Governor Heineman’s office says it’s received word from the U.S. Small Business Administration that the governor’s request for an SBA disaster declaration has been approved. Several Nebraska counties were impacted by severe storms on May 11th. […] Read More »

Hallam Tornado Anniversary Today

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The time of 8:30 p-m, is likely etched in the minds of many southern Lancaster County citizens. It was ten years ago tonight, when an F-4 tornado that reached a width of 2.5 miles, practically leveled the village of Hallam. Remorse, confusion and thankfulness are words that come to mind for Joe Polak, who owns a […] Read More »

Hot, Humid Summer Approaching

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Our ever unpredictable weather is changing again. UNL Climatologist Dr. Ken Dewey says that Nebraska and parts of the Great Plains are moving out of the prolonged drought pattern, with repeated rainfall a possibility beginning Thursday and extending all the way through the Memorial Day Weekend. Dewey also says that the colder than average weather in […] Read More »

Corps: Missouri River levels will rise but flooding is out of forecast

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Above-normal runoff is expected over the coming weeks in the Missouri River system, but officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say no flooding is anticipated. Jody Farhat, who heads the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Office in Omaha, says more water will be pouring into the waterway but it shouldn’t cause a problem […] Read More »

Recovery Efforts Continue in Beaver Crossing After Storms

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Beaver Crossing continues cleanup from the May 11th storms that spawned numerous tornadoes in the area, causing widespread damage to the town and surrounding area in Seward County. Jodie Fawl, Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency says despite the work done over the past week since the storms hit, there remains significant […] Read More »

Gov. Heineman makes disaster declaration after touring damage

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Gov. Dave Heineman has issued a state disaster declaration for portions of Nebraska hit hard by tornadoes at the end of last weekend. Heineman made the declaration through the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency after touring damage at Beaver Crossing, Cordova, and Sutton with Al Berndt, Assistant Director of NEMA. Storms Sunday spawned at least a […] Read More »

BBB warns using care in selecting repairs after storms

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Sunday’s storm left a path of destruction in many parts of the state. Jim Hegerty with Nebraska’s Better Business Bureau says victims with property damage may receive a knock on the door from representatives of out-of-state companies offering to make repairs. He says some are very reputable companies but others are not. He says there […] Read More »

Mother Nature celebrates Mother’s Day with tornadoes and snow in Nebraska

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Mother Nature was not about to forget it was Mother’s Day in Nebraska on Sunday. Eastern parts of the state were hit by severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. The town of Sutton in south central Nebraska was targeted by a tornado that damaged buildings in their downtown area. Inspectors are checking buildings there to determine […] Read More »

Nearly a dozen tornadoes accompany strong storms

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Severe thunderstorms brought hail, high winds, heavy rain and as many as 11 tornadoes to eastern Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. Damage reports to homes, businesses and farmsteads are coming in from communities across the region in at least a half dozen counties, including Seward, Saline, Saunders, Knox, Douglas and Lancaster. Heavy rain also brought flash […] Read More »