The frightening wildfire in Boulder County, Colorado, last week was a conspiracy of somewhat routine and unusual circumstances.
Lt. Gov. Mike Foley issued a disaster proclamation Wednesday in response to the severe windstorms and tornadoes that caused damage across Nebraska on Dec. 15.
Given Bills fans' morale after the Tom Brady-led Bucs jumped out to a dominant 24-3 lead at halftime, several joked – well, they may not have been joking – that they wished their power was still out.
The City of Buffalo shared video of the damage caused by the windstorm on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. In the clip, Department of Public Works dep…
A powerful storm front blasted through Western New York, sending trees crashing down onto homes and vehicles, closing highways and blacking out more than 90,000 power customers.
Matthew Kalcevich, Omaha's director of parks, recreation and public property, said his staff compares this year's tree damage to the tornado and windstorm that struck parts of the Omaha area in 2008.
"These big wind events can do more damage than a tornado because of the area involved," one meteorologist said. "We are trying to get people to pay heed to some of these higher-end thunderstorms."
The July 10 windstorm was notable for its durability, its power and its breadth. It is one of Omaha's most damaging storms on record, but the results could have been so much worse.
The declaration allows for use of the Governor's Emergency Fund to assist counties and cities with damage costs. The declaration also had to be issued to request a federal disaster declaration.
Two Omaha-area couples were determined not to let last weekend's storms ruin the wedding days they had been planning for months. Candles, homemade cupcakes and generators saved the day.
All customers who lost power in the initial storm were believed to be back online as of Friday, OPPD said. Most of the remaining outages began Monday, OPPD said.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. After a record-breaking 2020 season, the predictions for the 2021 hurricane season are again above-average: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts 13 to 20 named storms, with six to 10 hurricanes, of which three to five are likely to become major hurricanes. […]
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A powerful inland “hurricane” blew up in eastern Nebraska on Monday morning and tore across the Midwest, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and causing damage as far east as Ohio.
Mother Nature has delivered plenty of curve balls during the College World Series over the years.
By 6 p.m. Friday, three short-lived tornadoes had already touched down. Before the storms left Nebraska at about 11 p.m., three more tornadoes touched down — one in Lincoln, one in Bellevue and one near Offutt Air Force Base. The Bellevue tornado, an EF-2 that traveled more than 9 miles across the southern parts of the city, brought 135 mph winds.
Damage and cleanup costs from Friday's extraordinary windstorm are expected to outstrip the finances of public entities, so officials are prep…
'We got our butts kicked': Communities seek disaster aid as storm cleanup continues; Ricketts declares state of emergency
Aid can’t come soon enough for communities like Plattsmouth, where downed trees and limbs have piled up and an estimated 70 percent of the homes sustained some level of damage.
A derecho (pronounced deh-RAY-cho) is an hours-long windstorm associated with a line of severe thunderstorms.
The windstorm at 4 a.m. June 2 in our region would seem an immediate rebuke of the Trump team’s pulling out of the world climate accord. Chang…