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Appalachian Power map: Hundreds of customer outages reported Monday | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Appalachian Power on Monday morning reported hundreds of customer outages throughout multiple communities in Sullivan and Hawkins counties following a storm Sunday night. According to an area outage map, there are 1,239 customer outages total in Northeast Tennessee communities — many cited to be due to “tree contact.” Hundreds of customer […]
Franklin L. Maccune, age 41, of Centerview, fled in the vehicle and failed to yield to emergency vehicles.
The release explained approximately 1,630 homes and businesses in southern Graves County will be impacted by the two-hour-long outage.
Eastman releases cause of July 22 power outage | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Eastman Chemical Company announced Monday that they have determined the cause of the power outage that hit the plant on July 22. According to a release from the company, the outage was “due to a switch over to an upgraded control system software program for its largest powerhouse at the site.” […]
Power outages to affect Johnson City | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – BrightRidge tree-trimming contractors will be performing maintenance on power lines resulting in temporary outages for downtown Johnson City on Monday, a press release from the company says. According to the release, power will be disconnected from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, August 1, with approximately 25 homes in the […]
‘Tree contact’ caused power outage for hundreds in Abingdon | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – Hundreds were without power in Abingdon Monday morning, according to Appalachian Power. The Appalachian Power Outage Map reported that as of 11:19 a.m., 902 customers were without power on the north side of Abingdon. As of 11:56 a.m., only 13 customers lacked power in the area. The map states that the […]
Storms result in power outages across the region | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Thousands of people were still without power as of 11 p.m. after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. According to BrightRidge, just over 1,400 (down from more than 3,000) of its customers were without electricity. Around 1,000 Appalachian Power customers in Sullivan County were without power. The utility also reported […]
7,266 FirstEnergy and AEP customers in Richland County enter weekend without power | Weather | richlandsource.com
Thousands of Richland County residents entered the weekend without electricity, despite published power company estimates that it would be restored by late Friday night.
Appalachian Power releases statement on widespread power outages | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
(WJHL) Tenn./Va. – Appalachian Power has released a statement regarding its response to widespread power outages caused by recent severe weather. The power company states that nearly 2,400 employees and contractors are working hard to get power restored to customers. So far, power has been restored to 83,00 customers who lost power, but around 47,000 […]
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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.