Midwestern thunderstorms serve as reminders that we live in an area prone to extreme weather conditions. But practicing a few lightning safety tips can keep you and your family safe.
At OPPD, crews plan for all kinds of conditions. They use proven procedures to respond when customers’ electric service is impacted by severe weather.
As part of the utility’s storm plan, repair crews are on standby in case they need to be called back to work. Customers can find outage updates and other pertinent information at OPPD’s Storm & Outage Center.
Living in Nebraska means blizzards, blazing heat, thunderstorm bursts and even tornadoes.
The week of June 21 marks National Lightning Safety Awareness, so what can you do to be safe when spring showers turn into destructive storms with lightning?
Never touch a downed power line or go near one. Always assume the line is live and high-voltage.
The Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service also recommends:
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