The National Weather Service in Omaha Nebraska is having a really bad day. Here is a statement I received this morning:
“The NWS Omaha/Valley, NE office was evacuated this morning due to a levee failure on the Platte River a couple of miles from the office. A flash flood emergency was issued, and the office implemented its COOP. All equipment was shut down and elevated and power shut off to the radar and building. Staff relocating to the Papio NRD facility in Omaha, and NWS Hastings has assumed backup responsibility, and a few staff are enroute to Hastings to do the backup.”
We at AllisonHouse continue to provide high-quality data around the clock, but that is the result of highly dedicated National Weather Service offices and weather observers around the country, who feed that data to us so that we can process it, and make your software and data displays work. These fine men and women, there and in other parts of the country and in the Pacific region, are being taxed greatly, both personally and professionally, as they try to keep normal operations in the midst of chaos. Our prayers are with you, in this difficult time. We appreciate it, and we couldn’t do it without you! On behalf of AllisonHouse, THANK YOU for all that you do!