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How to keep kids busy during a power outage Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
These days, children live on electronic devices, but when you can’t charge them or need to conserve battery life, you’ll need a plan B.
Power outages, vehicle crashes in Onslow County as Ian approaches Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
With this much rain, Onslow County first responders have been busy dealing with vehicle crashes.
More than 10,000 Virginians lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville Utilities is announcing the launch of a text-based system to keep people updated about power outages in the area 24 hours a day. Officials said in a media release, the messages will include an initial alert soon after the system indicates an outage that affects the customer, a link to […]
Power restored after transformer fire caused outage in Winterville Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
Power has been restored to Winterville neighborhoods after a transformer fire caused an outage Wednesday evening.
80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.
Power was reported still out to hundreds of NYSEG customers in Chenango County and Tioga County early August 5.
Evening outage left thousands without power Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
GUC reported 3,775 confirmed outages spanning from E 2nd St down to Fire Tower Road as of 7:45 p.m.
We're expecting a good bit of snow to fall today -- and behind that, there will likely be ice accumulations across Central Virginia, Southside and the New River and Roanoke Valleys. Accumulating ice can lead to power outages with just a quarter-inch of ice. Power outages will be possible across the Lynchburg area and Roanoke, but power loss should be scattered and not widespread. The worst conditions will be across the Carolinas.
All of Central Virginia will be impacted by a major winter storm this weekend -- that part of the forecast will not change. The risk for electricity loss is also increasing. Unfortunately, the forecast snow totals are decreasing. That means more freezing rain and sleet. Snow will change to sleet and freezing rain by late Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. This increases the risk of power outages as you head south across Virginia.
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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.