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Nearly 70 households in Nolanville were without power on Friday due to a vehicle incident.
Power outage impacts south, southwest Winston-Salem | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A power outage is impacted a large swath of Winston-Salem early this afternoon. Winston-Salem police say that this outage is mainly impacted the south and southwest portions of the city. Traffic lights were out at several major intersections, including along Peters Creek Parkway, Stratford Road, the Hanes Mall area, Country Club […]
Power restored to Guilford Hills area of Greensboro | FOX8 WGHP Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — About 1,000 people lost power in Greensboro on Monday morning, but the lights were back on by noon. Duke Energy reported 952 customers without power in the Guilford Hills area of Greensboro as of about 10:43 a.m. Monday. By noon, the outage map showed that power was restored. The area includes […]
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Santee Cooper crews are beginning work Friday afternoon to restore power. The power company said winds have subsided enough for workers to use the bucket trucks. Santee Cooper crews are in the area of 52nd Avenue and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach to repair some damage. Thousands of Santee Cooper […]
CSRA utilities offer free hotspots, put crews on standby for Ian Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Transportation and utility crews are ready to act when the CSRA feels the effects of Ian. And they'll give help elsewhere when it's needed.
Energy providers preparing for possible storm impacts | WCBD News 2 Open Navigation Close Navigation
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Energy providers Dominion Energy and Santee Cooper say they are keeping a close eye on the forecast as Hurricane Ian approaches the states. Preparations are underway to ensure the companies are ready to respond should the power grid be impacted. “So, we’re gassing up trucks, bucket trucks, making sure we have […]
Thousands without power, crane blamed for large outage | KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com Open Navigation Close Navigation
LUBBOCK, Texas — Thousands of homes and business were without power Monday afternoon in the greater Lubbock area. Shortly after 5:00 p.m., most of the outages were cleared up. “A crane made contact with an Xcel Energy line northeast of LP&L’s service territory,” Lubbock Power and Light said after the outage began. “The effect cascaded […]
Climate change leads to massive jump in weather-related power outages during past 10 years, study finds
Weather-related power outages are fast becoming more common across the U.S. due to climate change, a new study found, leaving an increasing impact on local economies and residents' health.
Power outage forces surgeon to perform VASECTOMY with energy siphoned from his own electric truck | Daily Mail Online
A urologist in Austin, Texas went the creative route during an office power outage - he used energy from his electric truck to power the tools he needed to perform a vasectomy.
Power outage at Austin airport leads to flight delays Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.