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Public Alert

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Eastern Nebraska from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday. Temperatures highs will range from 91° to 101°. During this advisory, infants, children, and people…

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Zika Preparedness

For many people, summer means traveling. And travel can mean exposing ourselves not just to new environments and cultures, but also to new health risks. With the third case of Zika recently reported in Douglas…


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Surviving an Active Shooter

Recent tragic events remind us that an active shooter situation can happen anywhere and anytime. While it is impossible to predict when and where, there are a few things we can do to increase our…


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Extreme Weather Today

There may be strong tornadoes, large hail and severe thunderstorms today. CNN Meteorologist, Allison Chinchar, expects multiple tornadoes in multiple states, including Nebraska. If you haven’t already, make sure you have a severe weather plan…


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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is  a time for the National Weather Service to test communications systems. Severe weather season is just around the corner, and now is the time to prepare yourself and your family for…


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Nebraska Volunteer Civil Immunity Statutes

Nebraska law does provide civil immunity protection for volunteers in certain situations: NE Good Samaritan Law Nebraska has a “Good Samaritan” law[1] which states that a person who is gratuitously giving emergency care to a…


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Ice Jams

February is Flood Safety Month and a time to brush up on ice jam safety. Streams can carry chunks of floating ice. If there is some sort of obstruction of the stream’s current, like a…


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Resiliency in the Wake of Disasters

According to Merriam-Webster, “resilience” means “the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens” or “the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched,…


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Winter Prepardness

Winter always brings a variety of dangers: snow, ice, sleet, and extreme cold among other dangers.  Remember to always be prepared during winter weather. Staying safe is often times a mater of preparedness. Click on…


Disaster Relief Needs Assessment

The Disaster Relief Needs Assessment is complete and posted. Please check out our completed Disaster Relief Needs Assessment Report by clicking on the link below. You will also find the report on this website posted…