SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for a growing wildfire driven by intense winds that has shut down a key Southern California highway for more than a day.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A city council in Louisiana unanimously voted to condemn balloon releases for memorials or celebrations because they’ve been causing power outages and harming the environment.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Not a single hurricane has hit Puerto Rico this year, but hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. territory feel like they’re living in the aftermath of a major storm: Students do homework by the light of dying cellphones, people who depend on insulin or respiratory therapies struggle to find power sources and the elderly are fleeing sweltering homes amid record high temperatures.
GULU, Uganda (AP) — The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked the refrigerators filled with vaccine doses to confirm they were still working.
Connecticut officials announced a settlement Friday with Eversource over the electric utility's response to Tropical Storm Isaias in 2020, which left thousands of people without power for days.
IRONTON, La. (AP) — The land on which Audrey Trufant Salvant’s home sits in the small Louisiana town of Ironton has become an island in a sea of mud and snake-infested marsh grass. Nearby houses are disconnected from their foundations, a refrigerator is lodged sideways in a tree, and dozens of caskets and tombs from two nearby cemeteries are strewn across lawns for blocks. The entire town is without power and running water.
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DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials made more than two dozen recommendations Thursday aimed at further safeguarding power plants and natural gas supplies to prevent a repeat of the February blackouts that caused more than 200 deaths in Texas.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it's ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal power system.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers convened Monday to confirm the country’s new government following a power outage and a broken generator that briefly delayed the start of the parliament session.
The loss of power affected parts of southwest Madison, Middleton, Verona and Fitchburg. All power was restored by around 11:40 p.m. Friday.
The great freezeout of 2019 is just about over in Wisconsin, but we have to make it through one more day.
Utility crews worked in numbing cold to restore power to thousands of electric customers in southern Wisconsin Wednesday morning, on one of the coldest days on record.
Heavy winter storms, freezing rain, wet snow and even high-speed winds can all lead to power outages. These blackouts can last days and sometimes weeks depending on the severity of the damage, leaving you and your family without heat, light or a means to cook. Here is what you should do before you find yourself without power during the cold, according to tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
The National Weather Service says winds of 64 mph were reported at the Duluth harbor Wednesday, creating gale-force winds are creating waves as high as 14 to 18 feet.
Emergency crews, city crews, and electric crews worked tirelessly Thursday into Friday to ensure that the damage and danger caused by the strong storms could be alleviated.
Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights — and the heat — back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that killed at least 12 people threatened major cities further up the East Coast.
Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up Wednesday to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm is yet to come.
A half-million utility customers — from Maine to Michigan and into Canada — lost power in an ice storm last weekend that one utility called the worst during Christmas week in its history.