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Thunderstorms break high temperatures, leave power outages

Jul. 23, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms broke high temperatures in Pennsylvania but left behind power outages and mass transit issues in parts of the state. The last of the heaviest storms passed through Philadelphia Tuesday morning. PECO reports more than 25,000 homes and businesses are without...

Powerful storms leave many without power in New Jersey

Jul. 23, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Crews are working to restore electricity for hundreds of thousands of people in New Jersey after powerful storms blew across the state. Utilities say 246,193 homes and businesses are without service Tuesday morning. At one point Monday, more than 300,000 did not have service. The...

Hawaii utility plans service breaks following power outage

Jul. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii electric utility is asking customers to conserve energy as it utilizes planned breaks in service to recover from a widespread power outage. The Garden Island reported Monday that Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has asked for voluntary energy reductions due to its limited...

Much of Venezuela in the dark again after massive blackout

Jul. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation's hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m....

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

Jul. 22, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. Around 30,000 customers in Brooklyn were taken off...

Crews continue power restoration after storms hit Michigan

Jul. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Crews are continuing around-the-clock efforts to restore electricity after severe storms over two days knocked out power to over 800,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Detroit-based DTE Energy says about 200,000 customers still lacked power as of 4 p.m. Monday after a weekend of storms. The...

The Latest: Con Ed defends decision to shut off power

Jul. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on power outages amid hot weather in New York City (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Con Edison is defending its decision to shut off power to thousands of New Yorkers amid the weekend's high temperatures. The utility said in a statement Monday that disconnecting power was "necessary...

More than 50,000 remain without power Monday

Jul. 22, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Parts of Wisconsin continue to recover from destructive weekend storms. We Energies says nearly 21,000 remain without power Monday morning due to one of the most powerful storms to hit the Fox Valley in two decades. Power has been restored to more than 80,000 customers since...

The Latest: Power restored to nearly all utility customers

Jul. 22, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a power outage on the island of Kauai (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A utility company says it has restored power to nearly all of its 33,000 customers on Kauai. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative says that the island-wide power outage began at 2:30 p.m. when the main...

Heat wave knocks out power to thousands in NYC

Jul. 21, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New York City residents grappled with power outages Sunday night as extreme heat continued to bake the metro area with temperatures hovering in the high 90s and the possibility of severe thunderstorms loomed. Roughly 53,000 customers were without power late Sunday evening due...