This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska.
Nebraska had its first confirmed February tornado this year. The February 28th tornado touched down in Logan County, near Stapleton. The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center says there have already been 312 tornadoes in the U.S. this year, with 55 deaths.
Omaha is one of eight U.S. cities to receive a Smarter Cities Challenge Grant this year from IBM.
IBM awarded Smarter Cities Challenge grants to 33 cities worldwide. The grant brings a team of IBM analysts to the city for three weeks. In Omaha, the team will study redevelopment in the city’s east and northeast neighborhoods.
Weysan Dun, Special Agent in Charge at the FBI’s Omaha office, will be the guest speaker for Creighton’s upcoming Asian World Lecture.
Maorong Jiang is the Director of the Asian World Center at Creighton. He says Dun is the longest serving special agent in the Omaha division. Dun’s assignment as a field agent includes investigating national security matters, high technology theft investigations, and criminal enterprises.