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Community Electric Cooperative prepares for potential impacts of Hurricane Ian - The Suffolk News-Herald | The Suffolk News-Herald
Remnants of Ian dumps rain on region, localized flooding and road closures reported in Suffolk - The Suffolk News-Herald | The Suffolk News-Herald
Thousands without power in Virginia due to severe weather | WRIC ABC 8News Open Navigation Close Navigation
With the arrival of stormy weather -- and the expected arrival of Post-tropical cyclone Ian from the South -- customers all across Virginia are experiencing power outages.
More than 1,500 people in Northern Virginia lost power on Friday, but it wasn't because of a storm or an overloaded grid. It was a rat!
It was a slick afternoon commute for many drivers Tuesday night as storms rumbled through the D.C. region. Here’s what you need to know.
80,000 customers were knocked out before crews started re-routing power to substations in Morris and Sussex counties.
A hot, humid Tuesday ended with severe thunderstorms across the D.C. area. Here’s what you need to know.
Power is being restored to the area after thousands were left without electricity in the wake of thunderstorms that hit the D.C. area Saturday night.
Thousands of power customers across Northern Virginia are waking up without electricity after severe storms swept the region.
Thursday storms brought brief flooding, damaging winds, hail and power outages to DC region - WTOP News
Strong thunderstorms are moving through the D.C. region, posing a risk of damaging winds and small hail through Thursday evening.
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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.