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Power outage in New Martinsville, West Virginia? Contact your local utility company.
Feds take input on $1 billion program for rural energy upgrades, including microgrids eyed for larger populations in WV | Energy and Environment | wvgazettemail.com
West Virginia is dotted with rural communities that have struggled to secure affordable, reliable power, especially during extreme weather events poised to become more frequent as climate change worsens.
Updated report on Danville Power outages Open Navigation Close Navigation
The City of Danville has given an Ian situation report. They say the National Weather Service is saying Ian has continued to weaken, with the heaviest rain and strongest wind moving north. However, clouds and light rain may persist.
Squirrels: How often do they cause power outages? Open Navigation Close Navigation
More than 10,000 residents lost power Wednesday in Virginia Beach after a squirrel got into a substation, according to Dominion Energy. Although power was restored, the squirrel is not believed to have survived after getting into a substation and causing the outage.
2 RCPS closed due to power outage; power restored to area impacted Open Navigation Close Navigation
Crews from Appalachian Power have restored power to the area impacted Friday morning. Two Roanoke County Public Schools were closed on Friday because of the power outage.
Service restored to 1,100+ Appalachian Power customers in Pulaski Co. Open Navigation Close Navigation
Appalachian Power says it has restored electricity to the 1,135 Pulaski County customers impacted by Monday morning's massive outage.
AEP Ohio: Power restored to most customers in Belmont County | WTRF Open Navigation Close Navigation
UPDATE: July 28, 2022 8:51 p.m. AEP Ohio spokesman Michael Lascola confirms that power is now restored to the majority of homes affected by Thursday evening’s power outage. He says there are now only 40 customers without power in Belmont County, down from a high of nearly 3,300 earlier. Lascola says the cause of the […]
Verizon says storms caused Tri-State outage Open Navigation Close Navigation
Andrew Testa, Corporate Communications with Verizon, has provided WFXR News' sister station, WOWK, with a statement regarding service outages in the region.
WV woman wakes from 2-year coma, says brother attacked her Open Navigation Close Navigation
A man is facing charges in connection with a 2020 attack that left his sister in a coma for two years.
Power outages, downed trees as storms blitz DC region - WTOP News
A hot, humid Tuesday ended with severe thunderstorms across the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.
Power outages, ‘catastrophic’ damage after Northern Va. storms - WTOP News
Thousands of power customers across Northern Virginia are waking up without electricity after severe storms swept the region.
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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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