Power outages - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Power outages Power fully restored after San Francisco outage SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco power outage that stranded people in elevators and left tens of thousands of others in the dark Friday was caused by the massive failure of a circuit breaker that sparked a fire at a power substation, a utility company spokesman said. Pacific Gas & Electric posted online just after 5 p.m. that power had been restored t... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:40:00 GMT 2017-04-22T00:40:00Z The Latest: Equipment failure shut down power to thousands SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a widespread power outage in San Francisco (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A utility company spokesman says the San Francisco power outage that left thousands in the dark was caused by a "catastrophic failure" of a circuit breaker that caused a fire at a power substation. Pacific Gas & ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:20:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:20:00Z Roof damage reported in DC; possible tornado in Virginia CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Severe weather that spawned tornadoes and left damage in three Southeastern states headed up the Atlantic coast Thursday, taking the roof off two buildings in the nation's capital and leading forecasters to check a possible tornado in Virginia. Doug Buchanan, spokesman for District of Columbia Fire and EMS, said authorities were cal... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-04-06T22:56:00Z Tornados and apparent twisters, rain, hail across Southeast ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half-dozen apparent twisters Wednesday, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina's "peach capital" and raining out golfers warming up for the Masters. A powerful tornado toppled trees and downed power lines in rural Georgia and similar scenes played out in spot... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:16:00 GMT 2017-04-06T02:16:00Z Human error to blame for Statue of Liberty power outage NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has her juice back after an evening-long partial power outage. The incident Tuesday night sparked speculation on social media that it was done deliberately for Wednesday's "A Day Without A Woman" protest. But it was actually a case of human error. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis says th... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:09:00 GMT 2017-03-08T18:09:00Z Weather service: At least 2 tornadoes hit Missouri KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes touched down in Missouri Monday evening as a line of severe storms with heavy rain and large hail moved across the state, damaging homes in communities north and east of the Kansas City metro area. Dan Hawblitzel, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Pleasant Hil... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:22:00 GMT 2017-03-07T07:22:00Z The Latest: 2 Arkansas twisters had winds of 110-115 mph OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The National Weather Service has determined a tornado that struck Higginson, Arkansas, injuring four people, was an EF-1 storm with winds of up to 110 mph. A weather service survey team checking d... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:32:00 GMT 2017-03-02T04:32:00Z The Latest: Water levels at lake keep falling despite rain LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The California Department of Water Resources says the level of Lake Oroville continues to fall despite the stormy weather, and the amount of water flowing down the spillway continues to be cut. Damage to spillways of the Lake Oroville d... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:39:00 GMT 2017-02-19T05:39:00Z 2 dead as storm lashes Southern California LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, prec... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:37:00 GMT 2017-02-18T05:37:00Z The Latest: Drivers getting stuck on NY roads during storm The Latest on a fast-moving snowstorm sweeping through the Northeast (all times local): 5:25 p.m. New York's governor says dozens of people have gotten stuck on Long Island roads during the snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the drivers couldn't make it up ramps and other inclines. That halts the drivers behind them — ... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-02-09T22:31:00Z The Latest: Tornado damages New Orleans NASA facility NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Deep South (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An official at NASA's Michoud facility in New Orleans says it suffered some damage during Tuesday's tornado but the deep-space equipment being built there does not appear to be damaged. Steve Doering was there when the wind ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:56:00 GMT 2017-02-08T00:56:00Z Tornadoes touch down, wreak havoc in southern Louisiana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour and made a disaster declaration before meeting with officia... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-02-08T00:00:00Z Rare snow shuts Seattle area schools, cuts power for 100,000 SEATTLE (AP) — A snowstorm that blanketed Seattle and western Washington state into Monday morning prompted widespread school closures, flight cancellations and power outages for more than 100,000 electrical utility customers, officials said. The storm that started Sunday night caused a messy morning commute for Seattle residents, and a winter storm warni... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-02-07T00:05:00Z Crews restore power to most of Hawaii's Lanai Island HONOLULU (AP) — Crews restored power to most of the residents of Hawaii's Lanai Island early Tuesday, but people living in one small town remain without electricity, Maui Electric Co. said. The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai lost electrical service after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles over the weekend. The utility said t... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:12:00 GMT 2017-01-24T12:12:00Z 4 dead mourned in Mississippi storm as living begin recovery 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 above 136 mph tore a 25-mile path across southern Mississi... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:45:00 GMT 2017-01-22T12:45:00Z Central US Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts 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 continued getting pelted by rain, often in areas where temperatures hovered around ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:29:00 GMT 2017-01-16T01:29:00Z The Latest: 11,000 without power in Oklahoma after ice storm KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on ice storms in the central U.S. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A winter storm that brought sleet and freezing rain to parts of the central U.S. has left more than 11,000 electric customers without power in Oklahoma, nearly all in northwest Oklahoma. Woodward County Emergency Manageme... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:49:00 GMT 2017-01-15T20:49:00Z The Latest: Slippery conditions cause problems in Slovenia PARIS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Snow and ice are causing traffic problems in Slovenia, closing part of a highway leading toward the Adriatic coast. The official STA news agency says slippery conditions led to a number of accidents in the country on Friday. Authorities h... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-01-13T18:06:00Z Power returns to Vegas' Rio Casino after week of issues LAS VEGAS (AP) — Power is finally back on at a Las Vegas casino after the hotel was partially dark for about a week. The Las Vegas Sun reports ( ) that electricity has been fully restored at the Rio after about 500 rooms on two floors went dark on Dec. 29. The newspaper reports that a nightclub at the casino reopene... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:07:00 GMT 2017-01-06T17:07:00Z Official: Power won't be fully back at Vegas casino for days LAS VEGAS (AP) — The busy New Year's holiday weekend is likely to come and go before a Rio casino hotel tower in Las Vegas fully recovers from a power outage that prompted a 900-room evacuation, officials said Friday. Spokesman Richard Broome of the Rio's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, said the company is testing to see whether rooms on the lowest... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 23:07:00 GMT 2016-12-30T23:07:00Z 'Turbocharged' storm clobbers northern New England with snow 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 businesses in Maine were without electricity at the storm's peak, ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:39:00 GMT 2016-12-30T22:39:00Z Lights out at Vegas' Rio casino forces 900-room evacuation 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 Tower, said Richard Broome, a spokesman for the Rio's parent ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:26:00 GMT 2016-12-30T00:26:00Z Winter storm weakens but thousands still without power 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 that had been closed reopened to traffic. The no-travel warnings issued Christm... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:34:00 GMT 2016-12-27T15:34:00Z Winter storm weakens but travel still hazardous in places CHICAGO (AP) — The fury of the winter storm that swept into the northern Great Plains on Christmas Day was weakening Monday evening, but blowing and drifting snow continued to hamper travel in many areas. 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... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:11:00 GMT 2016-12-27T04:11:00Z Freezing rain downs trees, powerlines in Portland PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Freezing rain downed trees and power lines and stranded some light-rail passengers in Portland for about three hours Saturday as the first winter storm of the season continued. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( ) nearly 24,000 Portland General Electric customers remained without power. Light-r... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:40:00 GMT 2016-12-10T22:40:00Z Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford. The Mail Tribune reports ( ) that wild turkeys flying into Pacific Power Lines have been responsible for four morning outages in the last month, each time cutting off power for more than... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:09:00 GMT 2016-12-09T19:09:00Z