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Being prepared in case of severe storm weather


As communities in Western Nebraska brace for a weekend of possible wintery weather, cities to the east are preparing for more precipitation and wind.

Yesterday, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts surveyed storm damage in Lincoln and surrounding communities from a helicopter.

A storm on Wednesday led to power outages and flooding near Lincoln.

“I have authorized an emergency declaration,” he announced in a statement. “At this time, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is in contact with other state agencies and they are actively monitoring the situation and will provide assistance as nee...

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