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Overnight thunderstorms in southeast Michigan left hundreds of thousands without power, and are being attributed to a teen girl's death.
A line of storms produced wind gusts from 60 to 80 miles per hour in some areas and knocked out power to thousands of customers in Michigan and Indiana.
Wind gusts of 72 mph were reported at the Frederick Douglass - Greater Rochester International Airport on Sunday.
A storm that had already dumped a foot of snow in some parts of the country caused more problems on Thursday because of accumulating ice. Thousands of flights were canceled.
Congressman Frank Pallone has sent a letter to the president of Jersey Central Power & Light, demanding that the utility offer detailed explanations about outages that affected his district on Jan. 17, 21 and 26.
CSRWire - National Grid Restores Power to Nearly 180,000 Upstate New York Customers Impacted by Damaging Windstorm
National Grid’s upstate New York field force of more than 3,400 workers has restored power to nearly 180,000 of the approximately 215,000 customers impacted by the powerful windstorm that swept across the region Saturday through this morning.
As of Monday, there are still several thousand outages, including at some stoplights.
The National Weather Service reported gusts of more than 70 mph.
Pummeling winds hit Monroe County, cut off power for over 40,000 residents | RochesterFirst Open Navigation Close Navigation
Mayor James Smith announced that the city will offer temporary warming shelters for residents without heat after yesterday’s wind storm.
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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.