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Storm and Outage

When a storm strikes, ‘we’re ready’

April 26, 2021 | Jason Kuiper | OPPD employees, power outages, public power
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Severe weather like thunderstorms and blizzards can be unpredictable. And OPPD customers count on reliable power regardless of the weather. That’s why OPPD is always ready to respond should severe weather cause outages.

In addition to everyday preparedness, the utility conducts frequent storm drills.

Watch this video to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work, and meet the people who respond when weather strikes.

*This video filmed prior to COVID-19 directed health measures.* 

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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has also appeared in several true crime documentary shows. In his free time he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and three children, and reading crime novels.

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