News Channel Nebraska Partners with Nebraska Loves Public Schools to Live Broadcast the Solar Eclipse in English and Spanish

News Channel Nebraska Partners with Nebraska Loves Public Schools to Live Broadcast the Solar Eclipse in English and Spanish
World-Herald News Service

News Channel Nebraska (NCN) will broadcast live coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse from seven different locations spanning the state of Nebraska. In partnership with Nebraska Loves Public Schools, live broadcasts will originate from Hemmingford, Stapleton, Broken Bow, Grand Island, Aurora, Beatrice and Falls City.

NCN’s English broadcast will be anchored by owner Mike Flood together with over 20 reporters and production staff at each location with a live feed to show Nebraskans the path of the solar eclipse in our state as it moves across North America. K-12 schools in Nebraska will have the opportunity to watch the live coverage beginning at 9:00 AM (CST) until 3:00 PM (CST).

Telemundo Nebraska will feature a Spanish broadcast of the solar eclipse live from Grand Island Senior High surrounded by English Language Learners (ELL) and will be broadcast over the state’s only Spanish language television stations in Columbus, Grand Island, Schuyler and Lincoln.

All broadcasts will be available for LIVE viewing on-line at www.ncnsportsnow.com.

The NCN network includes television stations in South Sioux City, Norfolk, Columbus, Grand Island, Beatrice, Schuyler and Lincoln. Check local listings for cable and satellite carriage. The network is also available on Roku.

Nebraska Loves Public Schools is a non-profit organization established to support the positive stories happening in our state’s public schools every day.

Eclipse safety tips: What you need to know

By: World-Herald News Service

If you’re planning to view next week’s total solar eclipse, Red Cross and Nebraska Department of Transportation officials offer these safety tips:

— Pack an emergency kit that includes water, nonperishable food, flashlight, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, medications, multipurpose tool, personal-hygiene items, cellphone chargers, extra cash and blankets.

— Learn how emergency officials contact people in your viewing area.

— Let family or friends know your route.

— Arrive at eclipse-viewing location at least a day early if possible.

— Keep your gas tank at least half full.

— Be mindful that severe weather can occur quickly in Nebraska.

— Dress to adjust for changes in weather conditions.

— Create an emergency plan on where to meet if severe weather occurs.

— Cellphone service may be overwhelmed, so print out your directions or use a map.

— Staring at the sun, when it is not 100 percent covered by the moon’s shadow, can lead to eye damage.

— Use proper solar eclipse-viewing shades.

— Don’t stop along Interstate 80 or park on the shoulder.

— Leave the highway for a safe location to view the event.

— Don’t take photographs while driving.

— Turn on your headlights when the sun is blocked out.

— Watch for pedestrians along smaller roads.

— Be prepared for extra roadway congestion.

— Check traffic conditions on www.511.nebraska.gov.

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