Last year, OPPD’s service area was hit with one of the most devastating storms in the utility’s history in terms of damage.
It’s storm season again. Know what to do and how to keep out of harm’s way when the weather threatens.
OPPD’s final recovery efforts from the devastating June 2017 storm – two damaged transmission lines – will be finished in May.
Last spring saw fewer tornadoes in Nebraska. What’s in store for this year?
From the hours of overtime put in by workers to the number of damaged circuits, here is the October 1997 storm by the numbers.
The storm of October 1997 was a significant event in OPPD’s history. An entire issue of Flash was devoted to the storm.
When a utility deals with the aftermath of a destructive storm, fellow utilities pitch in to help through mutual aid network.
Friday’s storms affected 20 percent of OPPD’s customers. Personnel continue to work long hours to bring customers back online.
The storm was doubly destructive in that it also damaged high-voltage transmission structures as well as distribution lines.