OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The unseasonably cool weather has helped several Nebraska cities set record low temperatures.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Rebuilding plans for the northeast Nebraska town ravaged by a tornado last month got a boost when the Farmers Co-operative committed to restore its Pilger grain elevator.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — The middle school in Pilger that was heavily damaged by a tornado last month will be torn down on Friday.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa and Nebraska created prime breeding areas for mosquitoes, so more bug bites are likely in the next few weeks.

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The hail storm that hit Blair last month caused roughly $5 million damage to the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska.

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — The school board has decided to tear down the middle school building that was heavily damaged by a tornado that tore through Pilger on June 16.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are still tallying the cost of the tornadoes that destroyed most of the town of Pilger, but it's expected to climb into the tens of millions.

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Residents of a southwest Missouri city devastated by a 2011 tornado are reaching out to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger, which was torn apart by a tornado last week.

Flooding, power outages after severe weather moves through Omaha

Jun 21, 2014

More than 16,000 OPPD customers lost power after severe weather overnight.

Wayne, Dixon Counties need volunteers for tornado cleanup

Jun 19, 2014

Volunteers are needed to help with tornado cleanup in Wayne and Dixon Counties.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say the confirmed twister that damaged part of Coleridge in northeast Nebraska's Cedar County was rated EF2.

Missouri River to rise above flood stage at Omaha

Jun 18, 2014

A Flood Warning is in effect along the Missouri River.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Officials say the tornado that swept through Pilger destroyed between 45 and 50 homes.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have named the 5-year-old girl who was killed in the tornado that destroyed more than half the town of Pilger.

PENDER, Neb. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Pender Community Hospital says three people injured by a tornado have been treated and released, but none were from Pilger.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iowa residents were without power early Tuesday after severe storms packing high winds and heavy rain crossed the state.

At least person is dead after violent tornadoes tore through northeast Nebraska Monday afternoon and evening.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has issued a proclamation of disaster emergency and activated an assistance program for four Iowa counties affected by recent severe weather.

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The thunderstorms that caused significant damage in Nebraska this week generated at least three tornadoes, but much of the damage was caused by the combination of large hail and strong winds.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Weather officials say severe weather including thunderstorms is expected to hit a portion of Nebraska and Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The severe storms that moved across eastern Nebraska Tuesday drenched the area, and Omaha set a record for the day with 5.3 inches of rain.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have reported extensive flooding in Omaha that caused dozens of motorists to be stranded in their cars.

Widespread damage and flooding are reported in parts of the metro area after severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail Tuesday evening.

Damaging storms forecast for Nebraska, Iowa

Jun 3, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says damaging storms are expected to develop later Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa.

The National Weather Service in Omaha says there's a moderate risk today for severe weather in an area that includes Omaha and Lincoln.

The weather service says in its hazardous weather outlook that storms are likely to erupt along and north of Interstate 80 and quickly move east. The storms could spawn tornadoes, produce damaging hail and straight-line winds and drop torrents of rain.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Recent heavy rainfall has washed away or at least lessened drought conditions in swaths of Nebraska and Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials estimate that last weekend's tornadoes caused at least $20 million damage across the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The governor has approved a state disaster declaration to help Nebraskans recover from the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that swept through parts of eastern Nebraska over the weekend.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Heavy rain dumped by a string of storms that pounded eastern Nebraska caused street flooding and power outages in many cities and towns.

Emulating nature key to landscaping during drought conditions

May 2, 2014

As of Tuesday, 70 percent of Nebraska remained in moderate to extreme drought conditions.

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — At least two tornadoes were spotted in rural areas of central and eastern Nebraska Sunday as powerful thunderstorms moved across the state.