Latest Power outages News

Storms leave many without power, sparks tornado

Jun. 19, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than 10,000 people were still without power Tuesday, a day after strong winds and rain from storms in northern New England sparked a tornado in New Hampshire and razed a historic barn in Vermont. Monday afternoon's thunderstorms in New Hampshire knocked out power to 63,000...

Storms cause damage in northern New England

Jun. 19, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Crews are working to remove downed trees and restore power after intense storms wreaked havoc in parts of northern New England. The heavy winds and rains on Monday evening knocked down trees and power lines in Manchester, New Hampshire, and surrounding towns, Keene, and in western...

Dodgers-Cubs postponed by rain, power outage

Jun. 19, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs waited and waited and waited Monday night. When the lights malfunctioned again and the forecast called for more rain, they finally said enough. The rematch of the last two NL Championship Series was postponed by a mixture of poor weather and a limited...

Fire fighters rescue people stuck in Vegas casino elevators

Jun. 16, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire department officials say crews had to rescue guests of a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel after a power outage left them stuck in elevators. The Clark County Fire Department says crews responded to the Circus Circus casino-hotel after receiving a report of a power outage around 8:20 p.m....

Squirrel to blame for town's power outage

Jun. 14, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say a squirrel is to blame for the power outage that affected more than 1,000 people this week. The Connecticut Post reports about 1,300 people lost power in Fairfield Wednesday morning. United Illuminating was able to quickly restore electricity, and fire...

Flight delays, lines at Vegas airport after power outage

Jun. 13, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Power outages at parts of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas caused long lines and flight delays. Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews said the outage impacted flights operated by Delta, American and Southwest airlines. Those airlines and a few others delayed flights headed for Las...

Car crash knocks out power to thousands

Jun. 13, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island utility company National Grid says a car crash knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Warwick. A National Grid spokesman tells WJAR-TV the crash happened in West Warwick Tuesday. About 2,400 customers lost power, and WPRI-TV reports several schools were...

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

Jun. 12, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting deaths and...

The Latest: 1 man killed in helicopter crash

Jun. 9, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in eastern Wisconsin (all times local): 9:30 p.m. One man has died in the crash of a helicopter in the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin after it hit power lines. The Oshkosh Northwestern says the Winnebago County Coroner's office confirmed the death. The...

Severe Arkansas thunderstorms drop heavy rain, cuts power

Jun. 9, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Residents of southwestern Arkansas are cleaning up after severe thunderstorms toppled trees and disrupted power. The Sentinel-Record reports that thunderstorms packing 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail blew trees onto homes, roadways and power lines in Garland County Friday...