OPPD Gets Power Restored

By: Katie Stukey, Mike McKnight, The Associated Press Email
By: Katie Stukey, Mike McKnight, The Associated Press Email

The Omaha Public Power District has largely restored all electrical service lost in Tuesday’s storm.

OPPD said that as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, they were down to just 37 customers without power and the repair work would continue until all service is restored.

The OPPD outages peaked at more than 5,100 at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

There were 1,537 MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa (almost all in Council Bluffs) that remained without power Wednesday afternoon.

The Nebraska Public Power District says 122 customers in Craig and 747 customers Tekamah have no power in northeastern Nebraska. The Norris Public Power District says about 100 customers in DeWitt, Lewiston and other areas don't have power, down from around 3,500 who lost electricity during the storms.

Omaha set a new record for the day with 5.3 inches of rain. Blair received 3.8 inches and Tekamah, Norfolk, York, Columbus, Fremont and Nebraska City received between 2 and 3 inches of rain. Grand Island, Wahoo, Valley and Aurora reported less than 2 inches.

A flood warning is in effect for Wahoo Creek in Saunders County and a small stream flood advisory has been issued for northeastern Lancaster County. Flood warnings are in effect for the Nishnabotna and Nodaway rivers in Iowa.

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