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Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

Oct. 18, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series of fears...

Evacuation lifted after California gas pipeline scare

Oct. 18, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before. Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis Broschard told...

The Latest: Residents return to devastated Mexico Beach

Oct. 17, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand. Nancy Register...

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Oct. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding...

Power restored in Maine, but utility warns more wind on way

Oct. 17, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine power companies are close to restoring power in the wake of a damaging wind storm, but are warning customers that more disruptive weather is on the way. The Tuesday storm cut power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses that rely on Central Maine Power. Emera Maine also...

The Latest: Verizon giving credit to hardest-hit counties

Oct. 16, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Telecommunications company Verizon says it is going to give three months of service to customers who reside in some of the Florida counties slammed by Hurricane Michael. In a statement issued Tuesday, Verizon Wireless...

California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

Oct. 16, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks. Warnings for critical...

More than 70K customers in dark after windstorm in Maine

Oct. 16, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

Utility crews are making progress in restoring power after gusts topping 40 mph overnight caused widespread power outages across Maine. At the peak, Central Maine Power reported more than 60,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Tuesday morning. Emera Maine reported more than 10,000 power outages. National...

About 6,000 customers without power after windy night

Oct. 16, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After a windy night, thousands of homes and businesses started the day without power across New Hampshire, but utilities worked quickly to turn the lights back on. The National Weather Service says wind speeds of more than 40 mph were recorded in multiple locations Monday night....

The Latest: Thousands remain without power in California

Oct. 16, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on heavy winds in California that have created dangerous wildfire conditions (all times local): 8:45 a.m. About 20,000 Northern California utility customers don't have electricity for a second day after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power in a pre-emptive attempt to prevent...