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Montana Thunderstorm Results in Crop Damage, Power Outages

A strong thunderstorm that blew across northern Montana over the weekend brought strong winds and large hail that caused property and crop damage and power outages along a 300-mile stretch of the state from Cut Bank to Fort Peck, officials …

Australia Cyclone Causes Power Cuts, but Spares Miners, Farmers

Commodities producers were spared the full wrath of a powerful cyclone that smashed into the east coast of Australia packing winds up to 285 kph (175 mph), but thousands of coastal residents on Monday faced a third day without electricity. …

Many Still Lack Power in Los Cabos; Storm Toll Deaths at 5

Authorities in northwestern Mexico were struggling to get power back on in the resort zone of Los Cabos a week after Hurricane Odile barreled through, saying Monday that electricity had been restored to 19 percent of customers in the area. …

Typhoon Neoguri Approaches Kyushu: AIR Analysis

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Typhoon Neoguri, the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is slowly closing in on the west coast of Kyushu, the most southerly of Japan’s four main islands. It is …

Connecticut AG Closes Investigation Into Utility’s Storm Response

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has closed his investigation into how the state’s largest utility responded to a freak October snow storm in 2011 that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers for days. He announced Wednesday that …

UK Battered by Relentless Winter Storms, Floods: AIR Analysis

A report from catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide notes that “since October 2013, the United Kingdom has been experiencing a seemingly endless succession of severe winter storms that have produced multiple floods, even in areas off of floodplains. “Over 370 …

Ice Storm Knocks Out Power for Hundreds of Thousands in Northeast

Utility crews were working feverishly to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the eastern U.S. that were still in the dark and cold on Thursday after an ice storm knocked out electricity to more than …

Christmas in the Dark? Post-Storm Power Outages Linger for Thousands in Maine

Tens of thousands of utility customers in Maine may face Christmas without electricity as post-ice storm power outages continue in the region. In Maine, the Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA which delivers electricity to more than 600,000 …

Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams into Central Philippines; Millions Flee

The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land, battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground, cutting power lines and blowing apart houses. Haiyan, …

Calgary Flood Caused Power Outages May Last Months; Insurance Coverage Minimal

Power outages in the Canadian oil capital of Calgary could last for weeks or even months, city authorities said on Sunday, as record breaking flood waters moved downstream to threaten smaller communities in southeastern Alberta. Even as officials told 65,000 …