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Tropical Storm Nicole live updates: Over 200,000 customers without power in Florida – Deltaplex News
(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Nicole made landfall along Florida’s east coast early Thursday as a Category 1 storm. At least 45 of Florida’s 67 counties are under a state of emergency due to Nicole. Nicole formed as a subtropical storm in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean […]
Power to the People: Could New Orleans take control of its power utility? | The Latest | Gambit Weekly | nola.com
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Power outage knocks out regular FDNY, EMS radios | PIX11 Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
NEW YORK (PIX11) — FDNY and EMS radios were down in New York City for about two hours on Wednesday, forcing workers to pivot to a backup system, officials said. The emergency teams were impacted by a power outage at 11 MetroTech Centre. The outage, which happened around 11 a.m., caused server and internet issues. […]
Threatened by stronger storms and a melting permafrost, Indigenous Alaskans are grappling with how to keep the power running to their freezers, which store their traditional subsistence foods.
A map showing the storm’s path as it continues inland after making landfall in South Carolina.
Puerto Rico's Blackout From Hurricane Fiona Was Preventable | The New Republic The New Republic Apocalypse Soon Apocalypse Soon The New Republic Apocalypse Soon Apocalypse Soon
Hurricane Fiona hit the island as only a Category 1 storm. But thanks to bad management, the electrical grid immediately collapsed.
China’s clean energy model staggers in drought: dying EV cars, blackouts, generators - Los Angeles Times
Drought and extreme heat pushed the power grid past the brink in southern China, raising fears that the country might revert to burning more coal.
Even before peak hours Tuesday, grid operators faced demand that exceeded Monday’s heat wave crisis levels. A stage two emergency was declared — stage 3 is rolling blackouts.
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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.
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