Service outages

October 09, 2017 - 12:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter clearing debris after storms associated with Tropical Storm Nate died when he was hit by a car in western North Carolina. The Triple Community Fire Department says firefighters were called to U.S. Highway 70 in Morganton shortly before midnight Sunday...
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October 09, 2017 - 12:07 pm
The latest on tropical storms Nate and Ophelia (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Nate caused relatively little damage in Alabama, but it could still take days to deal with the storm's worst effects. On Dauphin Island, Mayor Jeff Collier said workers were using heavy equipment Monday to remove as much...
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October 09, 2017 - 9:09 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 2,000 customers are without electricity after Tropical Storm Nate moved far to the west of South Carolina. Duke Energy reported about 2,000 customers without service Monday morning. The biggest problems were in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. The Electric...
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A gazebo is blown over the Mississippi Gulf Coast welcome sign near the intersection of Hewes Avenue and U.S. 90 in Gulfport, Miss., Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after Hurricane Nate made landfall on the Gulf Coast. (Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
October 08, 2017 - 9:56 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic damage left by a series of hurricanes that hit the southern U.S. and Caribbean in recent weeks. Nate — the first...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, patients lie in their beds at a hospital in Catano, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says drug shortages are possible because of expected long-term power outages in Puerto Rico. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, that the agency is working to prevent shortages of about 40 medicines. He didn't name the medicines involved. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 06, 2017 - 6:27 pm
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10 percent of the medicines used by Americans, plus numerous medical devices, are made in Puerto...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, after making a statement about the mass shooting in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 02, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Two Democratic senators say the Trump administration is still not doing enough to help the people of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut...
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September 29, 2017 - 6:45 am
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility is expected to name an interim CEO to take the helm amid the fallout of a multi-billion-dollar nuclear power failure. Santee Cooper's board meets Friday about the temporary replacement for Lonnie Carter, who announced his impending...
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This undated photo provided by Hector Alejandro Santiago shows his farm in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, destroyed by September 2017’s Hurricane Maria. For 21 years Santiago raised poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants which were sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Maria wiped it away. (Héctor Alejandro Santiago via AP)
September 29, 2017 - 5:59 am
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. The greenhouses and other buildings...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:08 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the small island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm was following a path that could take it on...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:35 pm
EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) — Dealing with wrecked belongings and reports of toxic muck, residents of a tiny town where Florida's Everglades meet the Gulf of Mexico cleared their homes Monday in scorching 92 F (33 C) heat with no air conditioning and no electricity except from a few generators. The...
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