Power outage news from around the world

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The cause of massive Manhattan blackout is now reported.

The power failure that put ~72,000 customers of the most populated area to darkness on Saturday night was due to equipment failure. A 13,000-volt cable burned up. Failures triggered the halt of the flow of electricity to six neighborhood networks.
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High Temperatures can damage A/C units and your body.

Temperatures in some regions of USA go high. Here you will find advises on how to protect your equipment and yourself.
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Electricity restored after New York power cut

How much we rely on power! See summary about New York power outage. More than 70,000 homes and businesses lost power in Manhattan for about 5 hours. The cause of this huge blackout is still unknown.
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Power restored to 6,500 after Vancouver power outage

6,500 people in Vancouver were without hydro. The outage covered the South Granville area. Nobody knows the cause.
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Australian temperatures cause disasters to farmers

As South Australian temperatures drop below zero, some growers are turning to creative methods to protect their produce. -5.7 Celsius was the equal-second coldest temperature on record. Meteorologists say that temperatures fall sixth consecutive day below zero.
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Widespread power failure is under investigation

A lengthy power outage was caused by a loss of generation at the Whitehorse Rapids Dam. Approximately 12,124 customers across most of Whitehorse and south to Teslin were affected by the outage.
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Large Power Outages Impacted Almost 5,000 Cupertino Households

Almost 5,000 without electricity in Cupertino, Saratoga and Los gatos due to howling winds as believed by utility company.
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Massive power outage in Center Township - VIDEO

A power outage in Butler County left thousands without power on Thursday morning. The outage was caused by high winds along with ice on tree limbs that fell on power lines.
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blackout in Singapore

Power outage in parts of central Singapore caused by equipment failure at a substation, The equipment failure also caused an electricity flashover. See full story and multiple video.
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Heatwave hammers grid, causes power cuts across Hamilton

Around 600 properties were affected and some were without electricity for more than eight hours because of high temperatures in Hamilton New zealand.