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NOUS43 KOAX 251204  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE  
704 AM CDT SAT MAY 25 2019  
 
...OTOE COUNTY NEBRASKA BEING SERVED BY ESSEX IOWA NOAA WEATHER  
RADIO...  
 
OTOE COUNTY NEBRASKA IS NORMALLY SERVED BY THREE NOAA WEATHER RADIO  
STATIONS ORIGINATING OUT OF OMAHA, LINCOLN AND SHUBERT NEBRASKA.  
HOWEVER, DUE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY ICE THIS PAST WINTER, THE SHUBERT  
NOAA WEATHER RADIO SIGNAL HAS BEEN DEGRADED AND IS NO LONGER ABLE TO  
REACH ALL OF OTOE COUNTY. A FIX FOR THE SHUBERT TRANSMITTER IS  
EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JUNE.  
 
TO TEMPORARILY HELP FILL IN THE GAPS IN COVERAGE, THE ESSEX IOWA  
NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION HAS BEEN PROGRAMMED TO PROVIDE HAZARD  
INFORMATION FOR OTOE COUNTY, INCLUDING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND  
TORNADO WATCHES AND WARNINGS, AS WELL AS FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD  
WATCHES AND WARNINGS.  
 
SO UNTIL A FIX TO SHUBERT CAN BE COMPLETED, PEOPLE IN OTOE COUNTY  
NEBRASKA CAN TUNE TO THE FOLLOWING NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATIONS:  
 
OMAHA WEATHER RADIO STATION KIH61, AT FREQUENCY 162.4 MHZ, COVERS  
MAINLY THE NORTHERN PART OF OTOE COUNTY.  
 
LINCOLN WEATHER RADIO STATION WXM20, AT FREQUENCY 162.475 MHZ,  
COVERS THE WESTERN HALF OF OTOE COUNTY.  
 
ESSEX WEATHER RADIO STATION KZZ50, AT FREQUENCY 162.55 MHZ, COVERS  
AT LEAST THE EASTERN PART OF OTOE COUNTY.  
 
ALSO, YOU MAY HAVE TO RELY ON A SECONDARY METHOD TO GET YOUR WEATHER  
WATCHES AND WARNINGS, INCLUDING EMERGENCY ALERTS ON CELL PHONES,  
TELEVISION OR RADIO STATIONS, OR THE INTERNET.  
 

 
 
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