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Tornadoes touched down in Texas on Friday as the region faced severe weather leaving many residents without power.
New ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas starts work Monday overseeing Texas’ beleaguered electricity grid, aiming to make it so reliable that Texans don’t think about it,...
After a summer of higher home energy bills that followed last year’s deadly winter power outages, most Texans favor investments to make the state’s...
Following calls over the summer for Texans to conserve electricity and last year’s infamous winter power outages, the Public Utility Commission on Thursday...
Texas leads country for weather-related power outages
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A line of storms that moved south through North Texas knocked out power for thousands of people in downtown Dallas late Sunday afternoon. An outage map on...
Power was restored to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after a lengthy outage Wednesday that delayed flights.
Texas’ main electric grid operator, ERCOT, expects to have enough power generation this autumn to keep the lights on if conditions are normal. But a large...
Dallas County seen quick, developing scattered thunderstorms on Sunday. These storms produced a lot of rain in a short period of time. Though they dissipated by sunset, they caused flash flooding.
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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.