Nebraska City Utilities




Electrical Outages

To report an outage, call Nebraska City Utilities at 402-873-3353

Remember that during storm season, wind, rain and lightning can bring down trees and power lines.  If you see power lines on the ground, don't touch it and call the Nebraska City Utilities immediately.

Some causes for electrical outages.

Lightning: Lightning searches for the tallest object to serve as a conductor.  When lightning strikes electrical equipment, it causes loss of power.
Ice/Snow: The build up of ice and snow can break lines and also tree limbs that can fall and damage lines.
Wind: Severe wind can cause lines to blow into tree limbs and causes interruptions.  The wind can also break tree limbs and cause them to fall on lines.
Animal Contact: Small animals that climb on poles, transformers and fuses can cause an interruption of power.
Contractors: Digging by contractors can damage underground electrical equipment.
Planned Outages: To maintain our equipment, we may schedule a planned outage in some area.  We will make every effort to notify customers before planned outages, however, at times it may not always be possible.
Preparing for Outages

Make a safety kit:

  • Flashlights
  • Battery powered radio
  • Extra batteries for radio and flashlights
  • Supply of nonperishable food and water for everyone in household.
  • Manual can opener
  • First Aid supplies
  • Non-cordless phone (cordless phone do not work during outages)
  • Blakets

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