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Thousands Without Power After Storms Roar Through Pennsylvania

Thousands of utility customers across Pennsylvania were without power early Wednesday after severe thunderstorms roared through the state, knocking down trees and utility lines and possibly spawning a tornado. The storms containing heavy rains, hail, lightning and strong winds hit …

Fire Torches Several Buildings in New Jersey

A large fire that started in an apartment building under construction spread to several other buildings late Sunday in a downtown district, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Bound Brook, N.J., broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at …

Wildfire Crisis is Roiling California’s Insurance Market

Lauris Bye, a homebuilding industry veteran who moved to Southern California’s wildfire-prone hills decades ago, felt confident about the newly built house he was buying about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. It had safety features tucked into the …

California Faces Decade of Unique Wildfire Blackouts

California utility PG&E Corp. has imposed 10 intentional blackouts this year to reduce risks its power infrastructure could spark wildfires and said they will continue for a decade. PG&E initially said outages would happen only a couple of times a …

PG&E Warns of Possible Northern California Blackouts at Mid-Week

PG&E Corp. is warning a quarter-million homes and businesses could lose power in northern California starting Wednesday as high winds return to the region. A fire weather watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of northern …

Vermont Farm Loses 2K Chicken and Turkeys in Flooding, Estimates $60K Loss

A Vermont farmer says he lost more than 2,000 chickens and turkeys when last week’s flood waters inundated their Richmond farm. Bruce Hennessey, of Maple Wind Farm, says they had moved the animals to higher ground prior to the storm …

Remnants of Olga Push into Mississippi, Leaving Damage

What’s left of Tropical Storm Olga was causing soggy conditions in Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday and dozens of flights were canceled or delayed at New Orleans’ main airport after two power outages. There were no reports of major flooding, …

California Governor Wants to Hold PG&E Accountable for Mismanaging Power Shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday that utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. should be held accountable for mismanaging last week’s widespread power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. Separately, the California …

Electric Pole Fires Leave Thousands Without Power in Virginia

A mixture of salt buildup and light rain has made power poles combustible, causing thousands to lose power in several Virginia cities. News outlets report multiple power poles caught fire Tuesday causing outages for about 30,000 Dominion Energy customers, mainly …

Massachusetts Governor to Seek Disaster Declaration for Cape Cod Tornado

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he’ll seek a federal disaster declaration to support cleanup and recovery efforts on Cape Cod after a tornado and high winds caused extensive damage and knocked out power to tens of thousands. The Republican on …