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Erratic power outages reported in much of Venezuela

Jul. 6, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Erratic power outages were reported in Venezuela’s capital and several states Monday evening. The nation’s state electrical company said on Twitter that “an event in the electrical system” had affected power in parts of Caracas as well as states to the...

Workers remove water near a loading dock, Monday, June 29, 2020, at Norwood Hospital, in Norwood, Mass. About 90 patients at the hospital had to be evacuated on Sunday, June 28, 2020 because of a power outage caused by heavy rain and flooding, according to authorities. The flooding caused what officials described as an

Rain, floods force temporary closure of hospital

Jun. 29, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Flooding and a power outage caused by torrential downpours forced the temporary closure of a Massachusetts hospital on Monday, officials said. About 90 patients were evacuated from Norwood Hospital on Sunday, and 30 to 40 additional patients were being moved Monday to other...

Storms packing heavy rains leave 65,000 without power

Jun. 27, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 65,000 homes and businesses across southern Michigan had no power Saturday after a line of severe thunderstorms packing heavy rains raked the region, utilities reported. DTE Energy reported more than 40,000 customers without electricity in southeastern Michigan, Consumers Energy...

Power outages reported along Colombia's Caribbean coast

Jun. 24, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A power blackout Wednesday hit several large cities near Colombia’s Caribbean coast that are experiencing an uptick in coronavirus cases, raising worries about operations at hospitals treating COVID-19 cases. The mayor of the popular tourist destination of Cartagena warned...

Heavy rain falls on SE La, Miss, spawns possible tornadoes

Jun. 24, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Severe storms dumped heavy rain on southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi on Wednesday, spawning at least one tornado before moving out of the area and into Alabama. The National Weather Service's Slidell, Louisiana, office fielded numerous reports of damaged buildings and...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. A federal judge is expected opn Friday, June 19, 2020, to approve Pacific Gas & Electric's $58 billion plan for ending its 17-month stint in bankruptcy, clearing the way for the nation's largest utility to begin paying $25.5 billion to cover the losses in a series of horrific wildfires ignited by its long-neglected electrical grid. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

Jun. 19, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday said he was approving a $58 billion plan by the nation’s largest utility to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after Pacific Gas & Electric’s outdated equipment ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100...

Storm damage is seen at a home on Main Street in Concord, Mich., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Strong storms with heavy winds swept across Jackson County causing power outages, downing trees and damaging property.  (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

Thousands without power after storms sweep through Michigan

Jun. 11, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 168,700 homes and businesses were without electricity Thursday in Michigan after thunderstorms barreled through the state, downing hundreds of trees and power lines. DTE Energy said about 49,700 of its customers in southeast Michigan were without service as of 8 p.m. after thousands...

Storm damage is seen at a home on Main Street in Concord, Mich., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Strong storms with heavy winds swept across Jackson County causing power outages, downing trees and damaging property.  (J. Scott Park/Jackson Citizen Patriot via AP)

Cristobal remnants head to Canada after battering Midwest US

Jun. 10, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms accompanied by winds approaching 70 mph battered lower Michigan late Wednesday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved out of the Midwest and into Canada. Cristobal ended a trek from the Gulf of Mexico up through the midsection of the U.S. that caused...

A car drives through water over Ottawa Beach Road in Holland on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A severe storm blew through the area downing trees and power lines. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Power outages strike as storms sweep Lower Peninsula

Jun. 10, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Strong winds knocked out power Wednesday to more than 160,000 utility customers across Michigan's Lower Peninsula as severe weather stretched from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. Consumers Energy said outages were affecting more than 137,000 customers. DTE Energy said roughly...

Heavy rains, high winds lash Illinois, Indiana, Michigan

Jun. 10, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Strong wind gusts and heavy rains from remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal flooded roads and knocked out power Wednesday to thousands of customers across Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Indiana Department of Transportation reported some lanes of Interstate 80/94 in Hammond were...