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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020 file photo, residents watch as the Blue Ridge Fire burns above blacked-out homes in Chino Hills, Calif. Southern California utilities say they may cut power to more than 300,000 customers this week as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire danger. The National Weather Service is issuing red flag warnings of extreme fire danger over much of the region because of dry vegetation, low humidity and gusty Santa Ana winds.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California winds bring fire threat, possible power outages

Dec. 3, 2020 12:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians hoping December would finally usher in wetter weather after a disastrous fire season were instead bracing Wednesday for another round of dry winds that raised the threat of wildfire danger and widespread power shutoffs. Utilities in the southern part of the state warned...

Power restored to most in Maine after heavy winds

Dec. 2, 2020 8:03 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of power outages in Maine has been cut from more than 100,000 to about 10,000. Utility crews from as far away as New Jersey are mopping up Wednesday after a storm Monday night packing heavy rain and gusts topping 60 mph in several locations. Brighter skies and lighter...

Storm blankets Ohio with snow, causes thousands of outages

Dec. 1, 2020 10:53 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wintry storm has blanketed much of Ohio with snow on Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state without power. The brunt of the gusty storm blew in early Tuesday morning with locations in and around Cleveland receiving 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) or...

Icicles form on a tree after an ice storm in a street in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Thousands of people in Russia's Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week. (AP Photo/Aleksander Khitrov)

Thousands without heating, power in Russia after ice storm

Nov. 25, 2020 11:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people in Russia's Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week. According to Russia's Energy Ministry,...

A fallen tree lies on the road after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Siuna, Nicaragua, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Hurricane Iota tore across Nicaragua on Tuesday, hours after roaring ashore as a Category 4 storm along almost exactly the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was recently devastated by an equally powerful hurricane. (AP Photo/Carlos Herrera)

Hurricane Iota roars onto Nicaragua as 2nd blow in 2 weeks

Nov. 17, 2020 9:45 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hurricane Iota battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf Tuesday, chasing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful hurricane just two weeks ago. The extent of the...

Heavy snow, 100 mph wind Sierra-bound; power outages in Reno

Nov. 17, 2020 5:48 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of homes were without power around Reno Tuesday as another early winter storm packing winds more powerful than the last one started blowing into the Sierra. More than a foot (30 centimeters) of snow is possible in the mountains around Lake Tahoe by Wednesday. The National...

Thousands without power a day after strong storms and wind

Nov. 16, 2020 6:48 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of Connecticut residents remained without power Monday, a day after strong storms moved through the state. Eversource, the state's largest electric utility, reported that more than 10,000 customers remained offline at 2 p.m. and 5,700 were still without power at 6 p.m. The...

Squirrelly situation: Critter causes South Carolina outages

Nov. 16, 2020 5:21 PM EST

A section of South Carolina's capital city was without power Monday after a squirrel scurrying across equipment caused damage that led to a blackout. Dominion Energy said the critter caused the outages in downtown Columbia. “The squirrel came into contact with the protective device around the transformer,"...

Heavy winds leave more than 30K without power in New York

Nov. 16, 2020 11:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30,000 customers were without power in the Buffalo area and the Hudson Valley on Monday morning after New York was lashed overnight by severe thunderstorms with winds as high as 70 miles per hour. Tornado warnings were issued Sunday night for parts of New York City and surrounding...

Gusts topping 60 mph knock out power for thousands in Maine

Nov. 16, 2020 8:27 AM EST

More than 20,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Monday following a wind storm packing gusts that topped 60 mph in Maine. Gusts whipped to 61 mph in Eastport in Down East Maine, 57 mph in York on the southern coast and 56 mph in Augusta Sunday night and early Monday, the National Weather Service said. ...