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Puerto Rico sets 7th electric rate increase in just a year

Jun. 29, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico announced another electric rate increase Wednesday, the seventh in a year amid continuing power outages and the U.S. territory's economic crisis. For a client that consumes 800 kilowatt hours, the new rate will be 33 cents per...

Santa Fe complex residents must move after power outage

Jun. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50 tenants at a Santa Fe apartment complex are being forced to move out because of electrical issues. Residents of the Railyard Flats told Albuquerque's KOB-TV that they lost power Friday and were told by management to leave by July 6. ...

Severe weather causes multiple problems in northern Virginia

Jun. 22, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Severe storms knocked left thousands without power in portions of northern Virginia and snarled the evening commute on Wednesday, while other areas contended with flooding and hail, fallen trees and downed power lines, officials said. Warrenton in Fauquier...

Another round of severe weather knocks out power across WVa

Jun. 17, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Another round of severe storms knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of customers across West Virginia on Friday. Appalachian Power said about 64,000 customers were without service throughout the state Friday evening, including more than 12,000 in...

Metallic balloon cuts power to 6,000 California customers

Jun. 17, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Crews were working Friday to restore electricity to more than 6,000 customers in Santa Cruz after a metallic balloon became tangled in power equipment. Mayra Tostado, a spokesperson with Pacific Gas & Electric, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that crews...

Tornado, storms cause structural damage, power outages

Jun. 16, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) — Powerful storms that included at least one tornado took down power lines and trees, damaged structures, toppled semis on the interstate and left tens of thousands without electricity in parts of Wisconsin. In western Wisconsin, a tornado damaged barns and...

California utilities fined $22M over 2020 power shutoffs

Jun. 15, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities will be fined more than $22 million for the “poor execution" of widespread power shutoffs two years ago that were designed to prevent devastating wildfires, the state's Public Utilities Commission announced Wednesday. The regulators...

Emergency declared in West Virginia county hit by storms

Jun. 15, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for a northern West Virginia county hit by high winds and flash flooding from severe storms that caused one death. The declaration that will remain in effect for 30 days allows...

Dangerous heat wave descends on parts of Midwest and South

Jun. 14, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A dangerous heat wave hit much of the Midwest and South on Tuesday, with temperatures hitting triple digits in Chicago and combining with the humidity to make it feel even hotter there and in other sweltering cities. More than 100 million people were expected to be...

Milwaukee search finds body of boy swept away after storm

Jun. 14, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a 10-year-old boy who was swept away in a Milwaukee drainage ditch following severe thunderstorms that brought heavy rain and damaging winds to a wide swath of the Midwest and parts of the South. The boy's body was found...