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Protesters block roads in Iraq after third day of power cuts

Aug. 08, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Demonstrators blocked roads as protests broke out in southern Iraq on Monday after power outages left many without electricity during scorching peak summer heat. Temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), nearly matching last year's record...

'Community Lighthouses' powered by the sun and volunteers

Aug. 06, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

LaPLACE, La. (AP) — Enthusiastic church volunteer Sonia St. Cyr lost something she treasures during the blackout caused by Hurricane Ida — her independence, afforded her by the electric wheelchair she expertly maneuvers over bumpy city sidewalks. “After Ida I was housebound,”...

Storm in metro Phoenix causes flight delays, power outages

Aug. 04, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon thunderstorms dropped more than a half inch of rain on much of metro Phoenix on Thursday morning, causing power outages and delaying dozens of flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Southwest Airlines workers said lightning struck a generator,...

Storms knock out power to more than 100,000 across Michigan

Aug. 03, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Severe thunderstorms left more than 100,000 customers across Michigan without power, utilities reported Wednesday. Consumers Energy's power outage map showed more than 79,000 customers were affected as of 7:40 p.m. The DTE Energy website showed more...

Storms knock out power to 135,000 customers in MN, WI

Aug. 03, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A line of severe storms that swept across Minnesota and Wisconsin caused widespread damage to trees, poles and power lines and knocked out electrical service to 135,000 customers. Xcel Energy said power has been restored to 70% of customers who lost it during...

Flooding in central Appalachia kills at least 8 in Kentucky

Jul. 28, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Torrential rains unleashed devastating floods in Appalachia on Thursday, as fast-rising water killed at least eight people in Kentucky and sent people scurrying to rooftops to be rescued. Water gushed from hillsides and flooded out of streambeds, inundating...

Pilot hurt as small plane crashes on San Jose street

Jul. 23, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane hit a utility pole and crashed Friday on a street in a San Francisco Bay neighborhood, seriously injuring the pilot, authorities said. The plane went down at about 7:15 p.m. near Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, authorities said. ...

Damage reports, power outages reported after Ohio storm

Jul. 06, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving “reports of damage throughout our...

Thousands without power after storms, deluge hits NE Indiana

Jul. 06, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Thousands of homes and businesses were in the dark Wednesday in northeastern Indiana after waves of storms damaged trees and power lines while swamping some areas with 9 inches of rainfall. Crews were working Wednesday to restore power to about 14,500...

Severe storms left thousands without power in South Dakota

Jul. 06, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Xcel Energy says 55,000 customers lost service when a long line of severe thunderstorms rolled across South Dakota. By Wednesday morning, 90% of power lost on Tuesday has been restored by more than 600 employees and contractors working in the field,...