Trees planted, nurtured after crushing October '97 storm now flourishing
Through $1 million from The World-Herald, $630,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and support from the City of Omaha and other community partners, more than 400,000 trees were planted across the Midlands.
Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 am
People across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa awoke to devastation the morning of Oct. 26, 1997.
Up to 20 inches of heavy, wet snow fell on still-leafy trees, resulting in downed trees, limbs and power lines. Streets were blocked. Houses and cars were damaged. Power outages lasted days — even weeks — in some areas.
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