Officials urge Nebraskans to plan ahead for a disaster

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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Blizzards, floods, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes all are potential threats in the Midwest.

Jodie Fawl, public information officer for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, called Nebraska an “all-hazard state,” where a variety of natural disasters can occur. The state is also on the northern edge of “Tornado Alley,” a zone in the Great Plains known for producing frequent tornadoes in late spring and early summer.

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