Service outages

July 31, 2017 - 12:14 pm
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to restore electricity to a portion of North Carolina's Outer Banks evacuated of tourists after a construction accident cut power lines (all times local): Noon Electricity crews on North Carolina's Outer Banks are working to find and install enough...
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July 30, 2017 - 10:48 am
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Construction crews building a new bridge damaged all three transmission cables that provide electricity to two North Carolina islands where tourists were ordered to leave because of a lack of power. The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative says in a news release that tests...
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Aaron Howe cooks in the dark kitchen at the Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, N.C., on Friday, July 28, 2017. An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating the island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. Howe says it is the only place in town to get a meal. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 29, 2017 - 8:12 pm
A "steady stream" of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses. It could take days or weeks to repair an underground transmission line damaged early...
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Andrew Kaczmarski, left, and brother Ed Kaczmarski said they were doing fine during the power outage on Hatteras Island on Friday, July 28, 2017. They had 18 people staying in a house. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 9:40 pm
A man-made power outage — not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. Cars lined up Friday to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island, after a mandatory evacuation order was announced...
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Ice is displayed at the Variety Store on Thursday, July 27, 2017, on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. (C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm
A man-made power outage — not an approaching hurricane — forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. Cars lined up Friday to get on ferries, the only way off Ocracoke Island, after a mandatory evacuation order was announced...
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Aaron Howe cooks in the dark kitchen at the Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island, N.C., on Friday, July 28, 2017. An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating the island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. Howe says it is the only place in town to get a meal. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 10:14 am
Thousands of tourists who spent the winter dreaming of summer vacation on the Outer Banks now face an abrupt end to their trip and what could be a chaotic ride back to the mainland after a construction company cut an electrical wire, causing a power outage. Officials, concerned about people's...
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Ice is displayed at the Variety Store on Thursday, July 27, 2017, on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. (C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 8:14 am
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on power loss on two North Carolina islands (all times local): 8:15 a.m. A state of emergency has been issued for two islands on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company cut an electrical line. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the declaration for Hatteras and...
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Ice is displayed at the Variety Store on Thursday, July 27, 2017, on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. (C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 5:45 am
An estimated 10,000 tourists face a noon deadline Friday for evacuating an island on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people searching for a place to eat, stay cool or to resume interrupted vacations. The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:58 am
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — Authorities say Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day. Hormuud Telecom, Somalia's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers Monday. The...
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July 13, 2017 - 6:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thousands of Mediacom internet and television customers have experienced service interruptions in Georgia, Illinois and Missouri after a pair of large fiber-optic cables were accidentally cut. Mediacom Communications spokeswoman Phyllis Peters says a mower for a road crew...
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