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How to Report Power Outage
Power outage in Howard, Pennsylvania? Contact your local utility company.
When Palo Alto shut off power to about 1,700 customers during Tuesday's heat wave, it was following a order that officials now say was premature and unnecessary.
Unprecedented Heat And Stressed Grids Make Dangerous Power Outages Increasingly Likely | HuffPost Impact
Power grids are dangerously strained, and resulting blackouts could take a deadly toll.
Crews working to restore power, cooling centers available for people without air-conditioning – WPXI
MOUNT VERNON -- Thousands in Knox County woke up without electricity Tuesday, following an overnight storm that ravaged north central Ohio with high winds and torrential rainfall.
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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.