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My Grandma Morgan strongly believed that the Woolly worm was the most accurate predictor of winter weather. If that's true, here is what they are saying about winter 2022-23.
Here's the latest on power outages, record-shattering heat and possible future storms in California and the S.F. Bay Area.
Heat Watch Tuesday: Santa Rosa hits 115, its hottest high on record. Will Wednesday bring a brief cool down?
Weather experts described Tuesday as the peak in the weeklong heat wave that looks to be the longest and hottest on record in California.
Officials in Gloucester are trying to determine what caused a 160-foot blade to fall off a 492-foot tall land-based wind turbine on Saturday night.
Governor Kathy Hochul says New York state government will provide assistance to communities in the Southern Tier in the aftermath of the spring snowstorm.
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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.