Service outages

June 24, 2019 - 10:03 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major telephone outage has hit the Netherlands, taking down the emergency number and leaving many businesses and municipalities unreachable by phone. The Dutch national police tweeted Monday afternoon that the 112 emergency number was not working due to a nationwide...
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Chris Smith makes his way through floodwaters to the Macedonia Baptist Church in Westville, N.J., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Severe storms containing heavy rains and strong winds spurred flooding across southern New Jersey, disrupting travel and damaging some property. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds walloped parts of several states as new storms formed Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo a worker arrives for his shift at the U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works in Clairton, Pa. A fire at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline Monday, June 17, 2019. It triggered a health warning as officials monitored the air around the plant for signs of a release of toxic sulfur dioxide. It was the second fire since December at the coke works, the largest facility of its kind in the United States. The plant turns coal into coke, one of the raw materials of steel. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FILE)
June 17, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Another fire at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline Monday, triggering a health warning as officials monitored the air around the plant for signs of a release of toxic sulfur dioxide. It was the second fire since December at U.S. Steel's...
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Cars drive on the 9 de Julio Ave, near the Obelisk monument in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early Monday morning, June 17, 2019. As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout that hit tens of millions people, authorities were still largely in the dark about what caused the collapse of the interconnected grid and were tallying the damage from the unforeseen disaster. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
June 17, 2019 - 4:18 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader. President...
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A destroyed home sits in a neighborhood after it was hit by a tornado on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 4:36 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — People from Kansas to Pennsylvania picked up the pieces from a swarm of tornadoes and braced for more violent weather Wednesday in a storm that's seen a record number of twisters with no end in sight. North Texas remained under a tornado watch until the evening, while the...
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Residents sort through apartments open up to the air Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Westbrooke Village Apartments in Trotwood, Ohio, after the roof was torn off from a severe storm the night before. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 28, 2019 - 9:42 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on damaging storms across the central United States (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Powerful storms swept through northern New Jersey, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Police in Sussex County Tuesday night were investigating reports that a "possible...
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Residents and volunteers clean debris from damaged homes litters the properties on Fairground Road in Celina, Ohio, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after a tornado storm system passed through the area the previous night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 28, 2019 - 7:50 pm
BROOKVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A swarm of tornadoes so tightly packed that one may have crossed the path carved by another tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, smashing homes, blowing out windows and ending the school year early for some students because of damage to buildings. One person was killed...
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Firefighters walk to an area of debris from a hotel and a mobile home park in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019, following a likely tornado touchdown late Saturday night. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 26, 2019 - 12:50 pm
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma (all times local): 12:30 p.m. An apparent tornado has downed trees and power lines and heavily damaged some businesses in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The apparent twister struck Sapulpa early Sunday morning, not long after...
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May 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 18 about electricity on the Navajo Nation, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a senior vice president at the American Public Power Association. He is Mike Hyland, not Mark Hyland. A corrected version of the story is below: No longer in the...
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Vehicles wade through flooded Kingwood Drive as thunderstorms hit the Kingwood area Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Kingwood, Texas. Heavy rain is battering parts of southeast Texas prompting flash flood warnings, power outages and calls for water rescues. (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 10:58 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency responders in Texas rescued numerous people from rising floodwaters Tuesday as a strong storm battered the Houston area with heavy rain, inundating homes and leaving motorists stranded just two years Hurricane Harvey devastated the area. As much as 10 inches (254...
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