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Severe Weather Week Tips

How do you know it’s spring in Nebraska? Last night, March 23, 2016 the following were issued simultaneously throughout the state: Tornado Watch, Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning, and Severe Thunderstorm Watch. It’s Severe Weather Week, and Great Plains Communications wants to provide some important tips and procedures to help keep you and your loved ones safe during severe weather situations.

We provide local Weather on Channel 2 through GPC-TV, bringing you 24/7 access to up-to-date weather information. Weather on Channel 2 tracks weather at the national and local level via advanced satellite imaging along with the five-day forecast.

One of the most important factors to sever weather safety is understanding and receiving up-to-date warnings, such as the ones issued last night. Are you in a Watch or a Warning, and what does that mean for you?

 

Watch

A watch is just that, when the conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather and should continue to be tracked. At this time, it would be best to take precautions and make sure you have supplies prepared should bad weather arise.

Warning

When a warning is issued, severe weather is either occurring or impending. A this point, you should immediately take action to protect yourself, your family and your property.

To keep you updated, GPC-TV’s Weather on Channel 2 uses an easy to understand color guide alert in the case of severe weather. The feature will shift the general color of the channel to yellow if there is a watch issued in the area, and to red if there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning.

You must be a Great Plains Communications Cable subscriber to have access to GPC-TV and Weather on Channel 2. Check the GPC-TV website for a list of communities with Weather on Channel 2 availability. If you would like to sign-up or have additional questions, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483, and a representative would be happy to help you.

 

Stay safe and happy spring!

Stay Informed with Severe Weather Awareness Week

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and Great Plains Communications wants to remind you of some important tips and procedures to help keep you and your loved ones safe during severe weather situations.

We provide local Weather on Channel 2 through GPC-TV, bringing you 24/7 access to up-to-date weather information. Weather on Channel 2 tracks weather at the national and local level via advanced satellite imaging along with the five-day forecast.

One of the most important factors to severe weather safety is understanding and receiving up-to-date warnings. Are you in a Watch or Warning, and what does that mean for you?

 

Watch

A watch is just that, when the conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather and should continue to be tracked. At this time, it would be best to take precautions and make sure you have supplies prepared should bad weather arise.

Warning

When a warning is issued, severe weather is either occurring or impending. At this point, you should immediately take action to protect yourself, your family and your property.

 

To keep you updated, GPC-TV’s Weather on Channel 2 uses an easy to understand color guide alert in the case of severe weather. The feature will shift the general color of the channel to yellow if there is a watch issued in the area, and to red if there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning.

You must be a Great Plains Communications Cable subscriber to have access to GPC-TV and Weather on Channel 2. Check the GPC-TV website for a list of communities with Weather on Channel 2 availability. If you would like to sign-up or have additional questions, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483, and a representative would be happy to help you.

Help National Honor Society Students Shine on GPC-TV

As the school year is coming to a close, Great Plains Communications wants to take a moment to honor the academic achievements of the students in our community high schools. We understand the hard work and dedication these students have put forth in reaching their goals, as May approaches. To show our respect and honor, we will be featuring the students who have achieved membership into the National Honor Society on our local channel, GPC-TV. The acknowledgement will be in the form of a slideshow with student names, images and High School names.

If you have a special student in your life who has become part of NHS, fill out the information and upload a picture at www.gpcom.com/nhs by March 31st. From there, all you have to do is watch for your entry on GPC-TV and know we are just as proud of them.

We encourage you to inform your NHS students about our recognition slideshow, and spread the word to other proud parents.

Veterans Day: Tribute to Our Troops on GPC-TV

Happy Veterans Day from Great Plains Communications! We want to take this time to thank all the men and women who have and currently are risking their lives for our country. To show our appreciation, we continue the tradition of our Support Our Troops Program and Veterans Day programming on GPC-TV.

Today we will be sharing stories, pictures and service dates of current and retired military members on GPC-TV. For those who have Great Plains Communications cable, you can find them on GPC-TV on channel 2. If you do not use our cable services, you can still check out the stories on our Facebook page, where we will be sharing images throughout the month of November.

If you have served or have a loved one serving, please let us know in the comments below or by sending in a picture. We are avid supporters of the military and would love to show our appreciation for your service by including you in our Veterans Day tribute. Here are just a few of the military personnel that we will be celebrating today.

Brian Scott

 JD Hunt

Wyatt Leehy

Bringing Your Community to You; Our New and Improved GPC-TV Website!

From your hometown to your television, and now to your computer; we are proud to announce our re-launch of the GPC-TV website! We are dedicated to keeping you connected with your community and our website is one more way to do just that. GPC-TV provides local high school sports, weather updates, the Husker Coaches Show, and more.

Watch your team’s big win all over again! GPC-TV is now airing high school sports action from across the state. No matter if the game is home or away, we will air it. Check out the schedule here to find out when your team is playing.

Keep updated on your local weather forecast! Heading into the colder months, Nebraska weather is sure to throw us a few surprises. We have you covered, with our Weather on Channel 2 providing around-the-clock coverage and up-to-date radar.

Be in-the-know on all Big Red news! Grab that mug of cocoa and cozy up on the couch, because GPC-TV is bringing you the Husker Coaches Show. Catch replays and get all the insight on your favorite Big Red teams straight from the coaches themselves.

Sports, weather, and you…GPC-TV is our way of bringing what you know and love about your community to your home. Now with a fresh new look, our GPC-TV website will help you find what you desire, with ease. To enhance your enjoyment even further, we need your help. What fun events are happening in your community? Let us know in the comments section below. We want to air what you want to watch.

Don’t Miss A Weekend of Sports on GPC-TV!

We know how much our customers love local high school sports and we are proud to be able to air so many great games every year.  To celebrate a fantastic year of high school sports, we will be airing games all next weekend on GPC-TV.  April 25th- 27th will be wall to wall high school sporting events including highlights from the 2013-2014 football, basketball, and volleyball seasons.

While you are watching some of Nebraska’s best high-school athletes, you can also check out our brand new weather feature Weather on Channel 2.  This service provides 24/7, hyper-local access to live weather updates.  The weather comes from state-of-the-art national satellite feeds, so you know you are getting the most accurate predictions available.

GPC-TV is a perk only for Great Plains Communications customers.  If you would like to see a full weekend of high-school sports or have the best weather available, then call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

What was your favorite sporting moment of this year’s high-school season?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Congrats to South Loup Athletics!

We’re saying a big congratulations to students at Arnold and Callaway High Schools!  These students proved that they have exemplary schools spirit during out “Pump It Up” video contest.

The contest was sponsored by GPC-TV, our family of local channels, that airs on Channel 2 in many of our communities.  Students from schools across the state entered YouTube videos created by their high school sport teams that showcased their school spirit. The contest received nearly a dozen entries.  As first place winners, the school received $500. The funds were presented to the school’s athletic department on Friday, April 11th.

Here at Great Plains Communications, we are big fans of local sports teams.  Each year, we airs hundreds of hours local sports programming on GPC-TV including volleyball, football, and basketball.  High school sports programming is some of the most popular that we air on GPC-TV and we are proud to support high school athletic departments across the state.

If you want to see the winning video, click here.

 

Congratulations to Ponca High School!

Congratulations to Ponca High School!  They won our Winter Sports Contest which asked schools to send in video coverage of their winter sporting events.  We received dozens of great games from around the state, but Ponca won for the quality and quantity of its submissions.

Ponca High School won the $500 grand prize and an additional $150 for the number of games they submitted.  Ponca submitted 34 of the 140 videos that we received during the contest. We gave out $1,000 to schools during the contest.

The contest helps us bring more local high school sporting events to our communities, which is some of the most popular programming on GPC-TV.  If you haven’t seen your school’s games on our channel, make sure to encourage them to send in their replays!  You can find out more about GPC-TV at www.gpctv.net.

 

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and we’re making sure that our customers know that they have a great option for staying on top of storms and tornadoes.

If you haven’t seen GPC-TV recently, you may have noticed our new weather service.  It’s called Weather on Channel 2 and it provides 24/7 access to up-to-date weather information.  Weather on Channel 2 tracks weather at the national and local level to ensure that residents are able to see severe weather when (and sometimes before) it strikes.

The feature also uses easy to understand color guides to alert viewers of severe weather.  The feature will shift the general color of the channel to yellow if there is a watch issued and also to red if there is a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning in the area.

Plus, the weather featured on GPC-TV is the most local weather that you have access to.  We know how important hyper-local weather is during severed weather that may affect a small, but substantial area.

You do have to be a Great Plains Communications Cable subscriber to have access to GPC-TV and Weather on Channel 2.  If you want to sign-up, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.