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Power outage in Hydro, Oklahoma? Contact your local utility company.
From time to time, our Sun bathes the Earth in massive clouds of charged particles. While life is safe, our electrical grids could be in for some trouble.
Squirrel makes contact with underground cable, leading to large downtown outage | News | Palo Alto Online |
A squirrel that made contact with an underground cable led to a power outage that disrupted service for 4,462 Palo Alto Utilities customers downtown on Wednesday morning, according to the Utilities Department.
Crash knocks out power to over 1,200 hydro customers just west of Williams Lake - Coast Mountain News
The motor vehicle incident has damaged a power pole along Highway 20, emergency crews on scene
Yangtze part-closed to cargo while power outage hits Shanghai | News | Automotive Logistics hot-topics
Tesla’s gigafactory in Shanghai is the latest car factory to face partial closure because of a shortage of electricity caused by the soaring temperatures and drought in China
Just before 4 p.m. on Monday, 3,326 were still without power in Central and North Saanich after the power outage was first reported at 2:35 p.m., with more than 5,000 customers affected.
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.
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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.