Power outages

Snow covers the land by Steven's Pizza in Skykomish, Wash., along Highway 2, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Skykomish, Wash. Volunteers brought food and supplies here for local Skykomish residents stranded without power or access to food. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP)
January 17, 2020 - 4:41 am
SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Rural mountain communities outside Seattle that have been without power for days and cut off from the outside world by a series of winter storms saw some relief as convoys brought in food and other supplies. The storms have dumped several feet of unusual snow on parts of...
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City of Greenville, Miss., trucks and employees, work to clean up debris from a storm along Main Street, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Greenville, Miss. Severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South and were blamed for deaths, destruction and damages. (Jon Alverson/The Delta Democrat-Times via AP)
January 13, 2020 - 3:57 am
Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast. Tens of thousands remained without electrical power Sunday as a result of the storms a day earlier. Officials in far-flung locations...
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This photo provided by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office shows damage from Friday nights severe weather, including the home of an elderly in Bossier Parish, La., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said that the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday near their demolished trailer by firefighters. A search for more possible victims was underway. (Lt. Bill Davis/Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 11, 2020 - 6:02 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The latest on severe storms in the U.S. South (all times local): 5 p.m. At least one death early Saturday in eastern Iowa was being blamed on a powerful winter storm sweeping across much of the U.S. South and Midwest. Television station KCCI reported that a westbound...
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This photo provided by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office shows damage from Friday nights severe weather, including the home of an elderly in Bossier Parish, La., on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said that the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday near their demolished trailer by firefighters. A search for more possible victims was underway. (Lt. Bill Davis/Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 11, 2020 - 4:51 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across parts of the U.S. South were blamed Saturday in the deaths of at least nine people, including two first responders, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered a large area of the region. Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas,...
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As clouds from a passing shower move across the Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Michael McKinney and Maddi Reid of Dallas take a stroll across the Continental Street Bridge in Dallas on the their fourth wedding anniversary, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma were at an enhanced risk of storms Friday, including from strong tornadoes, flooding rains and wind gusts that could exceed 80 mph (129 kph), the speed of a Category 1 hurricane. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
January 11, 2020 - 11:26 am
BENTON, La. (AP) — Authorities say at least four people have died as severe storms sweep across parts of the U.S. South, bringing high winds and unrelenting rain. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana said on Facebook that the bodies of an elderly couple were found Saturday near their...
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A car is crushed under a home that collapsed after the previous day's magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans remained without water on Wednesday and another half a million without power, which also affected telecommunications. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 09, 2020 - 7:30 pm
SAN JUAN (AP) — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without water. The aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed one person, injured nine others and severely damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico’s southwest coast is deepening as the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from a wildfire known as the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. California's preemptive power shutoffs to prevent wildfires have affected more than just lights. Some lost their phones, too. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 08, 2020 - 7:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too. Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were...
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Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. There were no immediate reports of casualties. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 06, 2020 - 7:04 pm
GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.8 magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and collapsing some homes, as well as a famed tourist attraction. It was one of the strongest quakes yet in a series that have hit the U.S. territory over the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, a firefighter walks near a flaming house in Santa Rosa, Calif. An Associated Press review shows widespread problems with the four “public safety power shutoffs” the utility started rolling out in 2018, a year before massive blackouts paralyzed much of California in recent months. Interviews and documents obtained under public records requests reveal persistent failures and broken promises that in some cases compromised public safety. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 20, 2019 - 3:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state senators grilling the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. were upset — like millions of other Californians, some spent days in the dark when the nation’s largest utility shut off power during windstorms this fall. The lawmakers demanded that the executive explain...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. California says sparks from power lines and other electrical equipment caused many of the state’s major wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Federal officials have awarded $176 million over several years to help states and territories bury power lines. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
November 25, 2019 - 1:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — California’s wildfires are drawing attention to the risks above-ground power lines pose in storms — and the patchwork of efforts around the country to deal with them. Experts point to the vulnerability of overhead lines as one of many dangers that will get worse as the climate...
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