Power outages

Liquor store owner Cynthia Holland says she’ll repair her liquor store in Petal, Mississippi, following a predawn tornado on Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. Holland, though, says she’s worried about money and what her employees will do while the store is closed. . Petal Mayor Hal Marx says more than 300 homes and 30 businesses were damaged in his 10,000-resident city, along with hundreds more in its larger neighbor of Hattiesburg. The twister plowed a 25-mile path across south Mississippi, killing four people and injuring dozens. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
January 22, 2017 - 3:53 am
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — Cynthia Holland has to repair her liquor store. William Carey University has to find a place to hold classes. Michelle Kirk has to allay her 11-year-old daughter's anxieties while living in a damaged house. And families will mourn four people who died after a tornado with winds...
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Trees and debris cover the ground after a tornado tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg, Miss., area early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Mayor Johnny DuPree has signed an emergency declaration for the city, which reported "significant injuries" and structural damage. (Ryan Moore/WDAM-TV via AP)
January 21, 2017 - 1:31 pm
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a region in southern Mississippi, officials said. Four people died after the twister blew...
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Traffic moves past an icing warning sign at night on I-70 west Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing weather expected to close out the holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 15, 2017 - 7:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists acknowledged fell short of dire forecasts. Much of the region remained under an ice storm warning on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as stretches...
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Traffic moves past an icing warning sign at night on I-70 west Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing weather expected to close out the holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 15, 2017 - 2:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A third wave of sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists began acknowledging fell short of dire forecasts. Much of the region remained under an ice storm warning on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr...
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Vineyards remain flooded in the Russian River Valley, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Forestville, Calif. A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 09, 2017 - 3:05 pm
FORESTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. Northern California's Russian River...
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A motorist drives through a snow storm in Durham, Maine, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. A nor'easter is expected to drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of Maine, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 30, 2016 - 4:39 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England, leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark Friday and burying some towns under 2 feet of snow. More than 100,000 homes and...
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The driver of a pickup appears to have swapped out his general use tires (in the truck's bed) in favor of snow tires just in time to deal with the snow-covered streets if Auburn, Maine, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. A nor'easter is expected to drop 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of Maine, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 30, 2016 - 2:07 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The most powerful nor'easter in nearly two years brought heavy snow, powerful winds and even thunder and lightning to northern New England, leaving tens of thousands of people in the dark Friday and burying some towns under 2 feet of snow. More than 100,000 homes and...
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NHP and Metro Police officers block off the entrance off Flamingo Road to the Rio Hotel & Casino after reports of smoke coming from the 21st floor of the Masquerade Tower led to guests being evacuated Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year’s Eve weekend, officials said. Nobody was injured, but emergency responders helped some guests with disabilities get to the bottom of the tower.(Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 29, 2016 - 6:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year's Eve weekend, officials said. A fuse shorted in a backup generator that was powering the hotel's Masquerade...
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A car parked on a street in downtown Bismarck, N.D., is covered by a snowdrift on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, after Sunday's Christmas Day blizzard. The state's Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation said Monday that a no-travel advisory is still effective. Officials say the Jamestown area has limited lodging and truck facilities. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2016 - 9:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The furious winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas, even as vast stretches of highways...
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Vehicles piled high with snow in Mandan, N.D., Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. The combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas to be shut down Sunday continued into Monday, and authorities issued no-travel warnings for much of North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
December 27, 2016 - 7:53 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The furious winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day weakened Tuesday, but thousands remained without power in the Dakotas and Michigan. High winds and drifting snow continued to make travel hazardous in the Dakotas, even as vast stretches of highways...
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