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New York City Police officers shield a person from view who died after a tree fell on a van as Tropical Storm Isaias moved past New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Isaias in New York City halts trains, downs trees, kills 1

Aug. 4, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias halted commuter trains, closed bridges and sent thousands of tree limbs crashing down Tuesday as it barreled through New York City, leaving more than 2.5 million customers in the tristate area without power. The fast-moving storm claimed at least one life in New York....

Melissa Allphin, a tourist from Detroit, watches waves crash under a pier as the Atlantic Ocean churns Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Atlantic City, N.J. Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast, including New Jersey, on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane along the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Isaias soaks New Jersey, halting trains and leaving outages

Aug. 4, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds swept across New Jersey on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias roared to the north, leaving behind power outages, suspended train service and reports of tornadoes. A state of emergency remained in effect and Gov. Phil Murphy said during a briefing the western...

CEO of Puerto Rico's power company to resign amid outages

Aug. 3, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes, officials said...

Power restored in southwest Las Vegas after substation fire

Jul. 31, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Electricity has been restored for more than 8,000 homes and businesses in a wide area of southwest Las Vegas after an overnight power outage apparently caused by a fire at a utility substation, authorities said. NV Energy said power was restored to the last affected customers a little...

Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Jul. 28, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Forecasters on Tuesday issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean, saying a disturbance in the Atlantic is likely to soon strengthen into a tropical storm that might reach the U.S. mainland. The storm, which could be named Isaias if it...

4 million gallons of partially treated water discharged

Jul. 24, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Approximately 4 million gallons of partially treated wastewater has been discharged into Casco Bay, according to the Portland Water District. Last weekend a power failure at the East End Wastewater Treatment Plant led to the discharge and subsequent closing of East End Beach, the...

Severe storms in Minnesota knock out power to thousands

Jul. 18, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A line of severe storms swept across Minnesota late Friday into early Saturday, bringing damaging winds that knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Minnesota Public Radio reports winds were estimated at up to 80 mph at times on Friday evening as the storms barreled...

Powerful thunderstorms dump hail on Maine's York County

Jul. 14, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms pummeled parts of southern Maine on Tuesday, knocking down trees and leaving some without electricity. The storm also brought copious amounts of hail. The hail was so thick that at least one community brought out a snow plow to clear roads. Two to four inches of...

Thousands without power in Oklahoma after severe storms

Jul. 12, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power Sunday after severe thunderstorms ripped across parts of the state overnight. Oklahoma Gas & Electric reported nearly 27,000 clients were without electricity late Sunday morning following storms that tore down branches and knocked...

Storms leave thousands without power in central Indiana

Jul. 12, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Crews were working to restore power to thousands of customers in central Indiana Sunday after a series of storms hit the region. Indianapolis Power & Light Company said Sunday that more than 25,000 customers were affected by storms that hit Saturday. By Sunday, just under 3,000...