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Wind and Rain from Hurricane Matthew Block Roads, Cut Power in Virginia

High water and downed trees are blocking roads and tens of thousands of people are without power as southeastern Virginia cleans up after Hurricane Matthew’s heavy rain and winds. Dominion Virginia Power says more than 100,000 customers in Virginia are …

Another Power Outage Hits Large Southern California City

Hundreds of residents and businesses in Long Beach, Calif. will be without power until Friday evening, according to reports. Long Beach, a city of nearly half-a-million, was struck by a power outage on Thursday for the second time this month. …

Thousands Still Powerless in Southern California City

Commuters dealt with dead traffic signals and several businesses were forced to remain closed as crews worked to restore power to thousands in downtown Long Beach, Calif. following three separate fires in underground electrical vaults. Southern California Edison says some …

Memphis Firefighters Miss Call, Trapped in Station Due to Power Outage

The Memphis Fire Department has inspected bay doors at all its stations after firefighters missed calls because they were trapped inside their station during a power outage. The Commercial Appeal reported a fatal house fire occurred on Nov. 27 while …

Thousands Without Power After Pacific West Wind Storm

Thousands of people were without power as of Sunday evening in Washington state following Saturday’s wind storm. The storm knocked out power to about 150,000 people in the Puget Sound region. About 10,000 were still without power on Sunday in …

Lessons from U.S. Blackout of 10 Years Ago: Kemp

Exactly 10 years ago, at 15:05 Eastern Time on August 14, 2003, an overhead power line came into contact with an overgrown tree near Cleveland, Ohio. What happened next is a frightening case study of how vulnerable modern economies are …

Cause of Super Bowl Power Outage Remains Unclear

As the Superdome’s energy provider and stadium management try to determine what caused a 34-minute power outage at Super Bowl in New Orleans, local officials are hoping the incident won’t leave a black eye on the city or prevent the …

Storm Leaves 135K Still Without Power In Arkansas

A Christmas Day blizzard that dumped more than 15 inches of Arkansas on the state, causing massive damage to power lines have affected more than 200,000 customers, has left more than 135,000 residents still without power. Word from the state’s …

After Sandy, New York City Eyes Moving Power Gear Higher

A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying substations and skyscraper basements and plunged half of Manhattan into darkness for four days. …

After Sandy, Lower Manhattan Limps Back to Life

The hum of massive mobile generators, boilers and pumps emerges blocks from Manhattan’s Financial District and turns into a steady din south of Wall Street — the now-familiar sound of an area laboring to recover from Superstorm Sandy. Other parts …