SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Persistent power outages and threats from Puerto Rico’s government prompted a company that operates the island’s transmission and distribution system to announce Wednesday that it would dedicate more resources and crews to improve service.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Demonstrators blocked roads as protests broke out in southern Iraq on Monday after power outages left many without electricity during scorching peak summer heat.
Temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), nearly matching last year's record high.
LaPLACE, La. (AP) — Enthusiastic church volunteer Sonia St. Cyr lost something she treasures during the blackout caused by Hurricane Ida — her independence, afforded her by the electric wheelchair she expertly maneuvers over bumpy city sidewalks.
PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon thunderstorms dropped more than a half inch of rain on much of metro Phoenix on Thursday morning, causing power outages and delaying dozens of flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport.
DETROIT (AP) — Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday.
Consumers Energy's power outage map showed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A line of severe storms that swept across Minnesota and Wisconsin caused widespread damage to trees, poles and power lines and knocked out electrical service to 135,000 customers.
Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati.
The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving “reports of damage throughout our area" and posted a video of damage to buildings in Goshen Township.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico announced another electric rate increase Wednesday, the seventh in a year amid continuing power outages and the U.S. territory's economic crisis.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50 tenants at a Santa Fe apartment complex are being forced to move out because of electrical issues.
Residents of the Railyard Flats told Albuquerque's KOB-TV that they lost power Friday and were told by management to leave by July 6.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Severe storms knocked left thousands without power in portions of northern Virginia and snarled the evening commute on Wednesday, while other areas contended with flooding and hail, fallen trees and downed power lines, officials said.
MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) — Powerful storms that included at least one tornado took down power lines and trees, damaged structures, toppled semis on the interstate and left tens of thousands without electricity in parts of Wisconsin.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Lightning storms in Albania flooded cities, caused power outages in the capital and led to the death of at least person Thursday, authorities said.
Police said a 51-year-old man died in a fire after lightning hit a home in the northwestern village of Dedaj and caused an electrical short.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Commercial flights into the Yakima airport were temporarily shut down after a car crashed into the control tower early Friday morning.
The Yakima Police Department said a driver was speeding on Washington Avenue at about 2:30 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A power outage in Sacramento on Thursday that left much of the city’s downtown area in the dark delayed the start of California’s Legislature.
Utility crews worked to replace a transformer and the outage delayed legislators from starting work for about half an hour.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves woke up to an extended power outage at their hotel in downtown Milwaukee on Monday that also left some without running water.
Some players were unable to shower at the Pfister Hotel, which is already infamous among ballplayers for allegedly being haunted.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum plans to ask for federal help in dealing with damaging floods and a severe winter storm that left thousands without electricity.
As a precursor to a presidential disaster declaration request, Burgum has issued a statewide emergency in the aftermath of a spring storm last weekend that brought freezing rain that developed into blizzard conditions.
CHICAGO (AP) — Winds gusting as high as 60 mph (96 kilometers per hour) buffeted Illinois, Indiana and Michigan on Thursday, blowing down a light pole in Chicago and causing power outages.
A 60 mph gust was recorded at the airport in Valparaiso, Indiana, and a 59 mph (95 kilometers per hour) gust was measured at Chicago Midway International Airport, the National Weather Service said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A power outage at Universal Studios Hollywood left nearly a dozen people stranded on a ride until crews rescued them, Los Angeles authorities said.
Emergency crews were called to the park's Transformers ride around 3:45 p.m.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A major power outage hit Puerto Rico late Wednesday, plunging hundreds of thousands of customers into darkness after a fire erupted at one of the largest power plants in the U.S.
Power outages from severe weather across the U.S. have doubled over the past two decades, as a warming climate stirs more destructive storms that cripple broad segments of the nation’s aging electrical grid, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut canceled classes on its main campus for the second time in a week on Thursday after another power outage on campus.
UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said the cause of the power failure, which was affecting several academic buildings, wasn't known, but it was traced to two underground electrical circuits, including one involved in a similar issue on Monday.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government lifted a warning of potential blackouts for the Tokyo region Wednesday as weather and conservation efforts improved, but the supply outlook still appears fragile with several coal-fired plants offline.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese were urged Tuesday to conserve energy as the government warned of potential blackouts in the Tokyo region due to a shortfall in power generation after several coal-fired plants temporarily stopped generating electricity following an earthquake last week.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A power outage Monday forced the University of Connecticut to cancel classes for the day at its main campus in Storrs, university officials said.
Electricity was restored to campus buildings by Monday afternoon, but repairs were still being done to damaged electrical infrastructure.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of electricity customers in and around New Orleans' central business district were without power Wednesday morning.
Outages affected traffic lights at rush hour and left high-rise office buildings without power.
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — About 40,000 customers were without power in upstate New York on Tuesday after heavy winds and lashing rain overnight.
Wind gusts above 40 mph (64 kph) bought down tree limbs and rattled homes in the Hudson Valley and to the west.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine power company said it plans to trim thousands of miles of trees this year to try make the state's energy grid more reliable.
Central Maine Power said Wednesday the $27 million trimming program will target 4,600 miles (7,400 kilometers) in 2022.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The winter storm that caused hundreds of thousands of power outages and contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents from Texas to Maine had moved out to sea Saturday, and while most locations were returning to normal, many people in the Memphis, Tennessee, area were without electricity and could be in the dark for a full week.
CHICAGO (AP) — About 350,000 homes and businesses lost power across the U.S. on Thursday as freezing rain and snow weighed down tree limbs and encrusted power lines, part of a winter storm that caused a deadly tornado in Alabama, dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest and brought rare measurable snowfall and hundreds of power outages to parts of Texas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strong winds raked parts of California on Wednesday, making travel difficult on some highways and raising the prospect of downed trees and power outages.
A gust topped 70 mph (113 kph) in the hills north of San Francisco Bay and another gust hit 81 mph (130 kph) in northern Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A winter storm set to move across the country this week could drop more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and Kansas and, more ominously, coat trees and power lines with freezing rain.
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding, power outages and killed at least one person in Malawi, officials said Tuesday.
Cutting path of wet destruction across southern Africa, the storm has blown from the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar, across Mozambique and into Malawi.
MOSCOW (AP) — Widespread power outages were reported on Tuesday in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The Interfax news agency said that a significant number of the 2 million residents of Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, found themselves without electricity on Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state of emergency on Wednesday, the second one in as many weeks, in advance of another forecast of winter weather that will cover the snow and sleet that fell last week.
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man was charged with driving under the influence after his pickup truck struck a utility pole. causing a widespread power outage in a Cumberland neighborhood, police said.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Guard is helping evacuate people from Interior Alaska after snow and ice left some people stranded and without power.
In a statement Friday, The Alaska National Guard said it began evacuations from the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A hit-and-run crash in eastern Iowa on Friday briefly knocked out power for neary 500 people.
Davenport police said a car hit a power line pole Friday morning, and the driver fled the vehicle, according to KWQC-TV in Davenport.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Virtually every household in the Gaza Strip relies on batteries to keep their home running -- a result of years of chronic power outages.
These batteries, fueling everything from lights to internet routers to solar panels, have helped mitigate one crisis.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A tornado smashed pool cages and toppled trees onto cars as it tore through southwest Florida on Tuesday, authorities said.
The storm moved through the area early Tuesday morning, the News-Press reported.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The men's basketball game between Florida A&M and Arizona State has been canceled due to an arena power outage.
Both teams agreed to cancel Tuesday's game after a facilities issue caused a power outage at Desert Financial Arena.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year climbed to 375, with more than 50 others still missing and several central provinces struggling with downed communications and power outages and pleading for food and water, officials said Monday.
DETROIT (AP) — Strong winds across Michigan caused tens of thousands of new electrical outages Saturday and frustrated efforts to repair widespread damage to power lines from overnight storms.
Nearly 50,000 additional outages to homes and businesses were reported by DTE Energy in Detroit and surrounding areas of southeastern Michigan during the day Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Some 30,000 people in the north of England and in Scotland have been without electricity for the better part of a week after a storm brought snow, ice and the most severe disruption to infrastructure in years, British officials said Wednesday.
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh-Durham International Airport is recovering after an hourslong power outage at the main terminal Friday morning.
After the outage was reported shortly after 4 a.m., the airport warned that it wasn’t able to serve passengers in Terminal 2, the busiest terminal, news outlets reported.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — High winds caused thousands of Vermont customers to lose power on Friday.
At noon, utilities reported more than 9,100 customers without service in mostly Chittenden, Addison, and Rutland counties, WCAX-TV reported.
SEATTLE (AP) — More than 64,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning in Washington state as strong winds and rain blew through the Northwest.
The Seattle Times reports the number of customers without power throughout Washington fluctuated Tuesday afternoon due to multiple large outages.
PHOENIX (AP) — Electricity has been restored at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4 and officials said all systems are quickly returning to regular operations although some flight delays are likely through Monday evening.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Bosnia, prompting evacuations, causing power outages in most of the capital, closing a key facility for oxygen used for COVID-19 patients and submerging roads in some parts of the Balkan country on Friday.