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September is National Preparedness Month.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Barring a surprise storm this fall, 2013 will be a record low year for tornadoes in Iowa, with the fewest storms since comprehensive tracking began 33 years ago.

Hot weather delays trash pick-up, keeps cooling stations open

Aug 26, 2013

Omaha residents can expect delays in trash pick-up this week due to the heat.

Four cooling stations open through next week

Aug 23, 2013

The Salvation Army of Omaha will have four cooling stations open through next Friday.

Two tree debris drop-off locations are open in Omaha through Friday.

OPPD says more than 10,000 customers remain without power after a severe storm moved through the metro Monday morning.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two new websites are offering support to Iowa residents in areas hit by recent storms and flooding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The recent rain has helped alleviate drought in Nebraska, but most of the state remains dry with the worst conditions being reported out west.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says nearly a dozen tornadoes have been reported in south-central and southeastern Nebraska but no injuries.

NWS: three tornadoes hit southeast Nebraska Monday night

May 28, 2013

The National Weather Service says three tornadoes touched down in southeast Nebraska Monday night.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The wet snow that covered parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa likely didn't hurt many newly planted flowers and vegetables.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation's farm belt that saw the worst of last year's drought.

BBB warns of scams following severe weather

Apr 12, 2013

The Better Business Bureau is warning of scams following severe weather earlier this week.

NWS North Platte

Starting Monday, you’ll notice new wording in warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska, Iowa

Mar 25, 2013
NWS North Platte

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The American Red Cross recently launched its official Tornado App for iPhone and Android Smartphone users.

This Sunday the Douglas County Historical Society is hosting a panel discussion on the 1913 Easter Sunday tornado.

Drought conditions to persist, spread to other areas

Feb 22, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Climate experts say the drought affecting more than half of the nation will persist in the Great Plains and West through the spring and spread over more of California, Texas and Florida.

Road conditions poor in metro area

Feb 21, 2013

Road conditions are deteriorating throughout the Omaha area as moderate to heavy snow moves in.

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — As much as 8 inches of snow fell in south-central Nebraska overnight, but the storm will continue to drop snow across the state throughout the day.

Storm leaves behind eight inches of snow, slick roads

Feb 20, 2013

8.3 inches of snow was recorded at Eppley Airfield from Thursday's storm.

Heavy snow, strong winds expected from coming snow storm

Feb 19, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A powerful winter storm system is heading for Nebraska and Iowa, promising a foot or more of snow and high winds.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A winter storm packing snow and wind swept through Iowa and Nebraska, slowing morning commutes, closing schools and leaving portions of major highways shut down.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 have been closed near Lincoln because of jackknifed semitrailers as blowing snow continues to cause travel problems in eastern Nebraska.

Winter Weather Advisory for much of KIOS listening area

Jan 29, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several inches of snow are expected across parts of Iowa and Nebraska as a winter storm moves in.

Four people killed in Friday morning crash identified

Jan 22, 2013

WATERLOO, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of four Guatemalan men who were fatally injured in a collision in foggy and icy conditions in eastern Nebraska's Douglas County.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Light snow is expected to hit most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska as both states recover from a powerful storm last week.

Power restored following Wednesday's storm

Dec 21, 2012

OPPD says all customers who lost power during Wednesday's snow storm now have it restored.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa should prepare for the season's first significant snow later this week, with weather forecasters calling for up to half a foot of snow and gusty winds.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Drought-plagued Midwest farming states got little benefit from the massive storm that pounded the Eastern Seaboard this week, although the nation's worst drought in decades appears to be easing in some areas.

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