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Power outage in Granger, Texas? Contact your local utility company.
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Aftermath of tornado outbreak in Central Texas
Vulnerable U.S. electric grid facing threats from Russia and domestic terrorists - 60 Minutes - CBS News
Bill Whitaker reports that a coordinated attack on a relatively small number of critical substations could plunge the U.S. into darkness.
Austin Energy said restoration time estimates on its outage map have been turned off because of the large number of work crews are responding to.
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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.