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A new all-time high of 113 for September could hit Fresno on Tuesday, raising concerns about the state's power grid.
Friday Live Blog: No fatalities, only minor injuries reported in devastating Andover tornado Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Storm Team 12 is tracking severe weather through central and eastern Kansas Friday afternoon.
Thunderstorms roll through south central Kansas, move northeast Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
The end of a red flag warning shifts the primary threat for many Tuesday night from fire danger to strong winds, heavy rain and hail with a line of thunderstorms impacting much of south central Kansas, moving northeast.
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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.