Saturday, September 23, 2017

power outages

After 12 days, Florida Power & Light called it mission accomplished on Friday. 4.4 million FPL customers lost power during Hurricane Irma, 90 percent of their total customers, and restoration efforts to get the lights back on were virtually complete, ...
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is making the electric system smarter by installing new automated lateral switches (ALS) in Naples, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016. The smart switches, which automatically open and close to clear temporary issues on the power line, help reduce the number and length of outages. FPL is installing more than 20,000 ALS devices across its service area in 2016.

As of Sunday afternoon, power has been restored to 90 percent of Florida customers who experienced outages during Hurricane Irma according to Governor Rick Scott. The wide-ranging power losses affected 6.7 million at its peak, but power has now been ...

Recovery efforts are underway in Southwest Florida after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, but it could be a while before life returns to normal. Collier County remains under a mandatory curfew from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. This ...
Guests watch storm clouds approach from the balcony at the U.S. State Department in Washington,

|  BY RON TODT PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe weather that pounded the Midwest and spawned tornadoes shifted on Tuesday to the East Coast, where tornado warnings were issued in several states and rainstorms were strong enough to stop train service. ...
Storms moved through rural Lyon County, Kan., Saturday, May 16, 2015. Another round of strong storms, including some tornadoes, is moving across the nation's midsection.

| BY KEN MILLER OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong storms, including some tornadoes, were churning across the nation’s midsection Saturday. Authorities in Oklahoma said there were reports of damage to homes and businesses and significant damage to power lines. Rain ...
Scott Leininger, left, owner of Red Oak Landscaping, and Kiel Weston, his cousin, pose atop a giant snowman in the front of Leininger's home in Guilderland, N.Y.,

Another round of snowy and icy weather led to school closings, dangerous driving conditions and power outages Thursday across the South and even delayed a Georgia execution.
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