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Winds blow over semis, power lines in western Kansas

Aug. 14, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Strong winds and heavy rain blew over semi-trailer trucks and downed power lines and caused damage across parts of western Kansas. Ellis County and Hays city officials said in social media posts that Tuesday's storms caused flooding and wind damage across the county. The Hays school...

Hail, rain, wind from storms cause damage in Montana

Aug. 12, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Some Montana residents were cleaning up Monday after a series of thunderstorms brought large hail, heavy rain and strong winds that downed trees and power lines and damaged buildings and vehicles. The National Weather Service reported the worst damage on Sunday in Shepherd, Worden and...

UK energy firm says power cut was not caused by cyberattack

Aug. 10, 2019 6:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A power cut that affected a million people and caused travel chaos was not the result of a cyberattack, operators of Britain's electricity network said Saturday. National Grid operations director Duncan Burt said Friday's blackout was caused when two power stations failed almost...

Power outage follows big pallet fire in Stead

Aug. 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

STEAD, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 homes were without power north of Reno after an explosive fire ripped through a storage yard full of wooden pallets at a shipping supply company in Stead. NV Energy estimated 240 customers were without power Friday afternoon after fire officials requested it be shut off so...

Huge UK power cut disrupts rail, road traffic in rush hour

Aug. 9, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A power cut disrupted rail travel and snarled rush-hour traffic across large chunks of Britain, including London, on Friday, leaving passengers stuck on trains or unable to get home for the weekend. Power supplier National Grid said two generators failed at the same time around 5 p.m.,...

NWS says tornado struck Green Bay as storms hit NE Wisconsin

Aug. 8, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down in Green Bay. The EF-0 rated tornado touched down on the southeast side of Green Bay just after 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and moved southeast. Peak winds were estimated near 85 miles per hour. The tornado's path was 6.2...

Tornado touches down in Springfield, New Jersey

Aug. 7, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in Springfield, a New Jersey town outside New York City. New York weather officials tweeted Wednesday the tornado hit around 2:47 p.m. near Springfield Avenue and Route 22. The investigators determined the...

Storms knock out power for thousands in Missouri, Kansas

Aug. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Utility crews are working to restore power in parts of Kansas and Missouri after strong storms swept through, bringing wind gusts that downed lines. A thunderstorm Wednesday morning initially left about 4,000 Westar Energy customers without power in eastern Kansas. By midday, all...

Storm knocks out power, floods streets in Grand Island

Aug. 7, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A thunderstorm that moved through central Nebraska has left thousands of people without electricity and streets flooded. The National Weather Service says a rainfall total of 3.9 inches (9.9 centimeters) was reported Wednesday at Boelus in Howard County, and more than 2 inches...

Indonesian capital hit by massive 8-hour power outage

Aug. 4, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's sprawling capital and other parts of Java island were hit by a widespread power outage on Sunday that affected tens of millions of people. The eight-hour blackout began at around noon and caused disruptions in cellphone services and cash machines. The new mass subway...