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    Nebraska Weather

    Are Nebraskans jealous of the media coverage of Iowa's severe weather? I have somewhat noticed this trend on the news stations that seemed to try and pimp the weather Nebraska had been experiencing.
    Today on the cover of the Omaha World Herald the main article is "Who hurts more? It's a wash" trying to compare the severe weather of the two states. It's seriously not even close. They have two separate articles for the two states. The one on Iowa is filled with facts and figures for city after city. The Nebraska one has a guy's story about camping, then fills in with events in Iowa and Kansas. There are also a few mentions of some old storms and GASP a storm that almost produced seven tornadoes but didn't manage to actually set one down.

    Omaha.com Metro/Region Section

    Not like one would ever brag about how severe their weather is... but its almost like Nebraska wishes they had weather as severe as Iowa this summer. I would be much happier if the roles were switched around.


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Take our floods, good riddance. If they're jealous of the media attention, maybe they should consider the several hundred million dollars of damage this is going to cause the state by the time it's all over...


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Take our floods, good riddance. If they're jealous of the media attention, maybe they should consider the several hundred million dollars of damage this is going to cause the state by the time it's all over...
    Might want to go to the billions, expectionally when you figure in crop damage.


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Might want to go to the billions, expectionally when you figure in crop damage.
    Yeah, Cedar Rapids alone was estimating $700 million dollars of damage in just the downtown area, and that was long before the river was done rising. I've heard through an official that Iowa City is planning on bulldozing everything in the Taft Speedway area that's been flooded badly (Parkview Church, Idyllwild condos, possibly the trailer parks) and will not allow any construction in that area ever again. Just the church and Idyllwild represents a couple hundred million dollars in raw construction costs. Statewide, we're going to go into double-digit billions when damage, cleanup, and economic impacts are all figured in.


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Wisconsin flooding sucks also.


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    I don't think anyone here in NE is jealous of what IA has to deal with. That's probably just the paper trying to make some headlines in a relatively slow news period.



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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    I didn't mean to imply that Nebraskans themselves are jealous, I was targeting the media. By the headline alone it just seemed like they were trying to turn this into a ******* match which I felt was somewhat in bad taste. Who cares which state was hit worse!?! Why write about it and try to compare it. The thing is, Sunday was as diverse as the Omaha World Herald's readership gets with the visiting teams for the CWS and it was a feeble attempt to capitalize off a national topic and spin it to look like Nebraska is really struggling the same way Iowa is.

    As for a slow news day... Thats just not true with opening weekend of the CWS.

    Normally I am a big fan of the Omaha World Herald, and still will be, but they really screwed up with this one.


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Yeah, Cedar Rapids alone was estimating $700 million dollars of damage in just the downtown area, and that was long before the river was done rising. I've heard through an official that Iowa City is planning on bulldozing everything in the Taft Speedway area that's been flooded badly (Parkview Church, Idyllwild condos, possibly the trailer parks) and will not allow any construction in that area ever again. Just the church and Idyllwild represents a couple hundred million dollars in raw construction costs. Statewide, we're going to go into double-digit billions when damage, cleanup, and economic impacts are all figured in.
    I just saw a article that said some are expecting Cedar Rapids damage to reach 2-3 billion alone. Plus they are finding lots of washed out roads around town which won't help matters at all.



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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Priority of mess guessimate:
    1. Cedar rapids
    2. IC
    3. Waterloo/CF and Waverly
    4. Southern Wisconsin near baraboo and sauk city and docdgeville
    5. Southeast Ne
    6. Mississippi River near burlington
    7. Indianapolis


    Last edited by Wesley; 06-16-2008 at 11:00 PM.
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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    We've had an EF5 tornado and a major city with a 500-1000 year flood that was over 11 feet higher than the previous record. I think we win the weather battle.



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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    yeah, nebraska sucks


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Bush will visit IA.


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    Re: Nebraska Weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Bush will visit IA.
    Yippee...



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