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Cal Fire's Boggs helitack assist in putting out a 12 acre brush fire in Larkfield Calif., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

Power company plans series of shutoffs to prevent wildfires

Sep. 26, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California's largest power companies announced Saturday it plans to temporarily shut off power to residents of 16 counties and a tribe to prevent wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said it will initially shut off power to about 15,000...

Alaska village regains power after outage lasting a month

Sep. 24, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska village has regained electrical power after a month-long outage during which some families lost subsistence harvests stored in freezers. Newtok’s backup generator gave out in late August and power was not restored until Sept. 21, KYUK-AM reported Tuesday. The backup...

Louisiana utility says Hurricane Laura repair costs at $1.4B

Sep. 24, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana utility says the cost to restore electricity and repair power lines damaged in the state during Hurricane Laura is now up to $1.4 billion. Entergy Corp., the New Orleans-based utility serving many of the areas affected by the Aug. 27 storm, said Tuesday that power has been...

Power outage darkens much of Venezuela, puts down phones

Sep. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A power outage left parts of Venezuela’s capital and several states in the dark Wednesday, residents and independent observers said. The internet monitoring organization NetBlocks said the outage that started in the early afternoon darkened much of the South American...

Small plane crash lands on street in Pennsylvania, 2 injured

Sep. 21, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — A small plane traveling from Vermont crash landed on a residential street in Pennsylvania, injuring the pilot and a passenger. The single-engine aircraft was trying to land at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport on Sunday night when the pilot apparently had engine trouble and...

A Corpus Christi police office places a barricade to close Laguna Shores Boulevard due to flooding on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Beta is slowly churning through the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries that it could bring heavy rain, flooding and storm surge to a storm-weary stretch of the Gulf Coast. (Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

Sep. 20, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta trudged toward the coasts of Texas and Louisiana on Sunday, threatening to bring more rain, wind and stress to a part of the country that has already been drenched and battered during this year's unusually busy hurricane season. While Beta could bring up to 20 inches (51...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, and provided by NOAA, shows Tropical Storm Beta, center,  in the Gulf of Mexico.  A hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength.  A storm surge watch and a tropical storm watch are also in effect for the area during an exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season.  (NOAA via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

Sep. 19, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that could strengthen into a hurricane before breaching its shores in the week ahead. Both the city of Galveston and Galveston County on Saturday issued...

Seleka Souls looks over a neighbor's home that was damaged by Hurricane Sally, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hundreds of thousands still without power in Sally cleanup

Sep. 18, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land. While the...

A rock climber, lower right, ascends a rope on a cliff at Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne, Ore., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Smoke from wildfires continue to blanket Oregon and the U.S. West. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Storms in Oregon cause thousands to lose power

Sep. 18, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several thousand people were without power early Friday as thunderstorms moved through the area KOIN reports that asbout 5,000 had no power in Linn County at about 4:30 a.m. Most of the outages are around Lebanon and Albany, but there is a number in Corvallis and Monmouth as well. There...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Lawmakers must think big on utilities New Haven Register Sept. 17 A month later, with tempers having cooled, it would be easy to assume that everything is back to normal with Connecticut’s electric...