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California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

Oct. 16, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks. Warnings for critical...

The Latest: Many in Florida Panhandle still without power

Oct. 16, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Six days after Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle, nearly 137,000 customers remain without power in an 11-county region that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia border. Michael slammed...

More than 70K customers in dark after windstorm in Maine

Oct. 16, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

Utility crews are making progress in restoring power after gusts topping 40 mph overnight caused widespread power outages across Maine. At the peak, Central Maine Power reported more than 60,000 homes and businesses were in the dark Tuesday morning. Emera Maine reported more than 10,000 power outages. National...

About 6,000 customers without power after windy night

Oct. 16, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After a windy night, thousands of homes and businesses started the day without power across New Hampshire, but utilities worked quickly to turn the lights back on. The National Weather Service says wind speeds of more than 40 mph were recorded in multiple locations Monday night....

The Latest: Thousands remain without power in California

Oct. 16, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on heavy winds in California that have created dangerous wildfire conditions (all times local): 8:45 a.m. About 20,000 Northern California utility customers don't have electricity for a second day after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power in a pre-emptive attempt to prevent...

The Latest: PG&E busy restoring power after wind cuts

Oct. 15, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local): 8:15 p.m. California utilities are restoring electricity to tens of thousands of people after intentionally cutting their power because of concerns about high winds....

The Latest: Trump hears from Georgia farmers on hurricane

Oct. 15, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to areas hit by Hurricane Michael (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has heard from Georgia farmers whose crops were wiped out by Hurricane Michael. Trump on Monday visited a farm near Macon where...

Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

Oct. 15, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile...

California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

Oct. 15, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action. The move came as strong winds swept California, knocking down trees...

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Michael Rollins shook President Donald Trump's hand Monday at the front door of his hurricane-ravaged home in the Florida Panhandle, saying he decided to ride out the storm because he didn't have anywhere else to go. "I knew I had made my commitment to stay with my animals," Rollins...