Power outages

January 06, 2019 - 7:45 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage. The airline says all its flights were grounded between about 4:20 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. after a power outage in the Seattle area, where the airline's operations are...
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A car is pulled over the barrier after it went down the embankment due to patches of black ice on East Hudson Boulevard Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Gastonia, N.C. (Mike Hensdill/The Gaston Gazette via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 10:41 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also "transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice," one governor warned Tuesday. Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were closed for a second day, and tens...
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Pigs wander the shoulder of Interstate 40 near the state line with Tennessee in Haywood County, North Carolina, after a crash on Monday Dec. 10, 2018. The crash caused delays while local farmers helped authorities corral the pigs. (North Carolina Department of Transportation via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 6:59 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous even as the worst of a wintry storm departed. Snow, sleet and freezing rain tapered off across states from Georgia to West Virginia that were...
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Steven Tirpak cleans debris from the remains of his two-story home in Taylorville, Ill., Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Tirpak and his infant were not home when the storm struck. The National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes touched down in central Illinois, damaging dozens of structures and injuring multiple people. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 12:50 pm
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in central Illinois are assessing damage from rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. The Springfield Journal Register reports the National Weather Service sent crews Sunday to survey the hardest-hit...
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to a crowd of volunteers and supporters of the Democratic party at an election night returns event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 07, 2018 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 12:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has called to congratulate Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi as her party stood on the brink of recapturing the House of Representatives. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 01, 2018 - 10:29 am
Power crews have been making progress getting the power back on after the early morning storms that blew through Southeast Louisiana. As of 10:00am, the power was back on to about 3,000 customers that had lost electricity in Orleans and Jefferson. St. Tammany saw the most progress with the juice...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 01, 2018 - 6:19 am
When that nasty line of storms blew through between 3:00am and 5:00am, the winds were gusting over 40mph and sustained in many areas over 25mph. That had limbs hitting power lines, lines blown down, trees falling on lines and other issues knocking out electricity. As of 6:00am, Entergy reported the...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Ronald Lauricella cradles a kitten in his front yard in Bay County, Fla.,. The rural Bay County resident says some on the outskirts of the cities aren't getting needed services like electricity as fast as the populated areas. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)
October 26, 2018 - 12:15 am
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — More than two weeks after the powerful eyewall of Hurricane Michael passed over Bay County, Mark Ward wonders when the power will work again. And the sewer. And the water. "We've been living out of coolers. We've been grilling out." He points to a red cooler and two grills...
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Chateau Ste. Shirts manager Christina St. Clair stands in the sunlight at the front door of her business to power her solar powered handheld calculator to total a sale on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Calistoga, Calif. Northern California's biggest utility has taken the unprecedented step of cutting electricity for tens of thousands of customers in an attempt to prevent wildfires amid rising winds and official warnings on Monday of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action. The move came as strong winds swept California, knocking down...
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President Donald Trump meets with farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15, 2018 - 5:41 pm
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to areas hit by Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has heard from Georgia farmers whose crops were wiped out by Hurricane Michael. Trump on Monday visited a farm near Macon where fourth...
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