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Lawsuit: Ida outages due to 'gum and super glue' at utility

Sep. 20, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a “bubble gum and super glue” approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida. The suit was...

Lebanon's Cabinet wins confidence vote after power cut delay

Sep. 20, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Monday during a session that was delayed for almost an hour because of a power outage and broken generator at the venue. The electricity outage underscored the multiple crises roiling the...

Crews work to restore power after weekend storms

Sep. 19, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Utility crews worked Sunday to restore power to thousands of customers in northwest Washington state after weekend storms downed trees and left large areas with no electricity. Puget Sound Energy said it hoped to restore power in several counties in the...

Attack on gas pipeline in Syria causes brief power outage

Sep. 18, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An attack with explosive devices laid along a natural gas pipeline southeast of Syria's capital knocked out power in parts of the country before it was quickly restored, the electricity minister said Saturday. No one immediately claimed...

Western WA rain, wind causing power outages, airport delays

Sep. 17, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A surge of moisture from the Pacific moving into western Washington is bringing rain and wind to the region, causing power outages and airport delays. The National Weather Service in Seattle said Friday that 1 to 2 inches of rain was possible...

Nicholas lingers in Louisiana, dumps rain as far as Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Nicholas hovered over Louisiana on Wednesday, raining on a region struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida and deluging coastal Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Flash flood warnings were in effect Wednesday evening in...

Hurricane Larry wipes out power, trees in Newfoundland

Sep. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — People in the Canadian Atlantic coast province of Newfoundland woke up Saturday to streets littered with branches and debris, torn and tossed around by the ferocious winds of Hurricane Larry. Larry made landfall as a Category 1 storm just...

From COVID to Ida: Louisiana's marginalized 'see no way out'

Sep. 11, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — Darkness set in for Natasha Blunt well before Hurricane Ida knocked out power across Louisiana. Months into the pandemic, she faced eviction from her New Orleans apartment. She lost her job at a banquet hall. She suffered two strokes. And she...

New Orleans gets some Ida relief, but rural pain will linger

Sep. 10, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Supply trucks are once again delivering beer on Bourbon Street and the landmark Cafe Du Monde is serving beignets, fried pastries covered with white sugar, even though there aren’t many tourists or locals around to partake of either. With almost all...

NYC subway breakdown blamed on 'power off' button being hit

Sep. 10, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City's subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button, according to investigations released Friday. ...