Power outages

July 03, 2018 - 10:32 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan has been hit by a massive blackout affecting most of the country, the worst power outage since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. President Ilham Aliyev set up a government commission to investigate the accident at a power plant in Mingechavir that caused the...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were introduced in Congress in an attempt to establish a new standard for counting deaths after a natural disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 12, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, flames from a wildfire consume a home, near Napa, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
June 08, 2018 - 8:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Downed power lines caused a dozen wildfires in Northern California wine country last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in...
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Travellers wait in front of Terminal 1 during a blackout at the airport in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (Daniel Reinhardt/dpa via AP)
June 03, 2018 - 8:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — The international airport in Hamburg, Germany has suspended all flights because of a power outage, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. The dpa news agency quoted Hamburg Airport spokeswoman Stefanie Harder saying everyone was asked to leave the airport terminal Sunday as...
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This aerial view shows storm damage to Brookfield, Conn., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving more then 200,000 homes and businesses without power. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up Wednesday, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least four people dead and more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power. Connecticut officials said two people in New...
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April 29, 2018 - 3:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Passengers at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport are facing long waits after a power outage temporarily knocked out its check-in systems. The outage that hit parts of Amsterdam in early Sunday prompted authorities to briefly shut roads and a rail link to the airport on the...
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Juan Castro fills a power plant with gasoline to energize the cabinet building workshop where he works, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Officials say it will take 24 to 36 hours to restore power after a Island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could...
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Wooddale Lane is blocked by a tree the day after a tornado devastated the eastern portion of the city Monday, April 16, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C. (Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 6:27 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the U.S. and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast. The National Weather...
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Delta Airlines flight attendant Victoria Flees trudges through the snow with her bags in downtown Minneapolis on the way back home from the light rail station after her flight to Paris was grounded along with all other planes at MSP because of weather, Saturday, April 14, 2018. The National Weather Service predicts 9 to 15 inches of snow across a large swath of southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities before it's all over. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 9:24 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a spring storm that dumped heavy snow on Upper Midwest, Plains states (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Authorities say they've declared a local state of emergency in Greensboro, North Carolina, after an apparent tornado caused damage in several locations around...
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