Nebraska officials prepare for eclipse

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Traffic jams and wildfires are among the top concerns for Nebraska Emergency Management officials as they prepare for Monday’s highly-anticipated solar eclipse.

At a briefing today at the state’s emergency operations center, officials said months of planning has gone into trying to ensure the safety of those flocking to Nebraska to view the eclipse on Monday.

Extra state troopers are scheduled for duty that day and aircraft from the Air National Guard base in Lincoln will be patrolling in the sky.

“We’ve looked at impacts, consequences,” said Bryan Tuma with Nebraska Emergency Management. “I honestly believe we are ready.”

Nebraska officials say the eclipse will be the biggest tourism event the state has ever seen.

 

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