Power outages

This image made from a video, shows parliament house damaged by Cyclone Gita in Nuku’alofa, Tonga Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Tonga began cleaning up Tuesday after a cyclone hit overnight, while some people in the nearby Pacific nation of Fiji began preparing for the storm to hit them. (TVNZ via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 1:22 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Tonga residents face a long wait for power and other services to be restored after a cyclone tore through the Pacific nation this week. More details emerged Wednesday about the damage caused by Cyclone Gita after it hit the main island Monday night just...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:41 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 11, 2018 - 9:58 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 10, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Some damage to buildings and wide-spread power outages were reported on American Samoa early Saturday, a day after tropical storm Gita passed near the U.S. territory in the South Pacific. The port and airport in Pago Pago were closed Friday because of the storm,...
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In this Jan. 31, 2018 photo, Public Works Sub-Director Ramon Mendez, wearing hard hat, directs locals who are municipal workers, Eliezer Nazario, holding rope, Tomas Martinez, right, and Angel Diaz, left, as they install a power pole in an effort to return electricity to Felipe Rodriguez's home, four months after Hurricane Maria in Coamo, Puerto Rico. As the number of mayors complaining about the slow power restoration has grown, the territory's administration allowed municipalities to sign an agreement with the island's power company to take over power restoration efforts if interested and relieve the agency of any responsibility. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
February 07, 2018 - 12:02 am
COAMO, Puerto Rico (AP) — It took only minutes for Hurricane Maria to kill power to the Puerto Rican town of Coamo, cracking wooden poles, snapping power lines and hurling transformers to the ground. For months, residents begged Puerto Rico's power company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to...
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People walk next to a fallen branch due to heavy snowfall on a tree in the Botanical Garden in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Heavy snow has struck the Moscow region, as people struggle to make their way through large snowdrifts. (AP Photo/Maxim Marmur)
February 04, 2018 - 10:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Heavy snow and freezing rain have knocked down thousands of trees in the Russian capital and one person is reported to have been killed. The Sputnik news agency said Sunday that the snowfall which began Saturday downed power lines in the Moscow region, interrupting electricity for...
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Snow gently falls around the James Brown statue during a a rare snowstorm in downtown Augusta, Ga., Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2018. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 3:05 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in the South and elsewhere (all times local): 3 p.m. Virginia State Police say a 6-year-old boy has died after his sled crossed a roadway and slid underneath a vehicle. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the child died Thursday at a hospital in...
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An agricultural building is collapsed during a heavy storm in Meimbressen, central Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. A powerful storm lashed Europe with high winds and snow, killing at least four people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. (Uwe Zucchi/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. The Dutch national weather service recorded wind gusts of up...
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Rescue workers are busy at the site where a car was hit by a falling tree during a storm in Moers, western Germany, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The driver was seriously injured in the accident. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 9:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A falling tree has killed a 59-year-old man at a camping site near the Dutch-German border as a gusty storm lashed parts of Europe. The German news agency dpa reported that police said the man died...
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The central hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center is evacuated after a power outage during CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens to all those internet-connected refrigerators, robots and other devices when the power goes out? Thousands of people attending the world's biggest consumer technology show got a chance to test the battery life of the latest gadgets Wednesday when some showrooms and...
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