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Tens of thousands still without power following storm

About 70,000 households and businesses remained without power early Friday following a windstorm in western Washington that took down trees and power lines.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Over 100K lose power as high winds hit Washington, Oregon

High winds toppled trees and power lines, causing thousands to lose power and roads to be closed across Washington and Oregon.


Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after ‘Maria’

This is life one month after Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm that killed at least 48 people, destroyed tens of …


Snow causes power outages in eastern Idaho

Heavy snow falling in eastern Idaho caused power outages Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

Up to 30 inches of snow, power outages in northern Montana

A winter storm dropped heavy, wet snow in north-central Montana, closing roads and schools and downing power lines.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8 p.m.

A state built on air conditioning struggles after Irma

In a state built on air conditioning, millions of Florida residents now want to know one thing: When will the power be back on?


Kootenai Electric gets $6 million grant to bury power lines

Kootenai Electric Cooperative will receive a $6 million federal grant to bury power lines in an effort to reduce power outages from powerful storms.


With power out to more than 100,000, officials urge neighbors to help neighbors

About 250,000 people across the Inland Northwest woke up again Thursday without power.


Windstorm pummels Spokane, killing two people and causing widespread blackouts

A brutal storm packing near hurricane-force winds slammed into the Inland Northwest late Tuesday afternoon, toppling trees that killed two women, blowing off roofs, grounding airplanes and causing record numbers …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

Crews working to restore power, fight fires from Saturday’s storm

More than 10,000 customers remain without power around the area after a powerful windstorm struck the region Saturday night. Firefighters are also working to control a trio of blazes sparked …


UPDATED: Thu., July 24, 2014, 3:24 p.m.

Utilities working to restore power to area homes

More than 29,000 homes and businesses remain without power this morning in the Inland Northwest in the wake of severe thunderstorms that knocked down trees and power lines across a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 24, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Powerful punch: Storm uproots trees, knocks out power

Severe thunderstorms pounded the Inland Northwest on Wednesday, toppling trees that crushed homes and cars and cutting power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses. One driver suffered life-threatening injuries …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2013, 12:05 p.m.

Wind, frosty weather causing accidents, outages

Icy conditions and wind were causing numerous accidents and power outages around the Inland Northwest on Monday morning.


Overnight storms knock out power in Spokane Valley

Avista reports it has restored power to about 7,000 homes affected by last night’s severe thunderstorms. About a fifth of an inch of rain fell at Felts Field overnight and …


Power restored in Winthrop, Twisp after wildfire

OKANOGAN, Wash. — A spokesman for the Okanogan Public Utility District says power has been restored in Winthrop and Twisp.


Massive storm system surges toward Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON — A massive storm system originally forecast to affect one in five Americans from Iowa to Maryland surged today toward the Mid-Atlantic after causing widespread power outages but largely …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

10 Things to Know about the big storm

1. 650,000 LOST POWER IN NEW ENGLAND Even the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass., lost electricity and had to shut down Friday night.


Super Bowl outage traced to faulty protective device

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as …


Big Midwestern snowstorm leads to 25-vehicle crash

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first widespread snowstorm of the season began a slow crawl across the Midwest on Thursday, creating treacherous driving conditions that, in Iowa, led to …


High winds, mountain snows hits Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — The strongest Northwest storm of the season blew in early Monday on winds that gusted to more than 80 mph on the coast, knocking out power in …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 10:47 a.m.

Thousands without power due to weather

Thousands of people were without power due to the weather this morning, stretching from Colville and Chewelah to St. Maries, Sandpoint and the Palouse.


After Sandy, NYC eyes moving power gear higher

NEW YORK (AP) — A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying …


Third storm in less than week drenches NorCal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of Northern California endured the brunt of another powerful storm that drenched the area with yet another round of pounding rain and strong winds, but …


Many on NY’s Long Island still dark after Sandy

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy, while most utilities have restored electricity to nearly all their customers, there was one glaring exception Monday: a Long Island power …


Gawkers head to NY’s storm-ravaged neighborhoods

NEW YORK (AP) — Garbage trucks, hulking military vehicles and mud-caked cars move slowly through a Staten Island waterfront neighborhood still reeling from Superstorm Sandy’s storm surge. Then comes an …


As days without power drag on, frustration simmers

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its …


Delays in power restoration after storm anger some

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its …


Sick, frail struggle most in storm’s aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of society’s most vulnerable people — the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill — have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged …


Drivers grapple with NYC gas rationing after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — A return to 1970s-era gas rationing seemed to help with hourslong gas station lines that formed after Superstorm Sandy, but it didn’t end a fuel-gauge fixation …


Gas rationing, shortage fray nerves in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A gasoline shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy forced 1970s-era rationing on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to their frayed nerves and dwindling patience. “I …