Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 85)

Go to the main page Power outage news from around the world (before 2021) to see power blackouts around the world before 2021.

For power failure news after 2021 visit one of the following pages:
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Power Outage News in Australia and New Zealand
Power outage news from around the world

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An underground cable fault in Moss Side was the reason for power cut in Moss Side, Manchester, UK.

Power cut hits almost 1,000 properties after an underground cable fault in Moss Side

It is understood most of the affected properties were in Moss Side
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The insulators of several power transformers at the Barnes substation in South Salem failed due to excess heat on Saturday, causing 4,784 customers to lose power for nearly two hours.

Why did the power go out in South Salem?

Transformers insulators at the Barnes substation in South Salem failed due to excess heat Saturday, causing 4,784 customers to lose power.
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Downed powerlines and damage from severe weather are believed responsible for most of the outages with 78km/h winds and up to 267mm of rain lashing the Gold Coast in the past 24 hours. Australia.

Flood alert as storm lashes Coast, Tweed

9PM UPDATE: The Bureau of Meterology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rainfall and advised south Gold Coast residents to stay on high alert.
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More than 6500 properties were without power and almost half of those were in the Brisbane city region, according to Energex.

Power outages, cars float away as massive rainfall batters entire east coast

Power outages, cars float away as massive rainfall batters entire east coast
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The severe weather has cut power to about 4,000 homes in NSW, with most of the power outages in the state's north-west. Crews are working to restore power to about 800 homes in Sydney's south-west. Electricity company Ausgrid has said that power had been cut to thousands of homes in Sydney and the Central coast, with the main areas affected being Bundeena, Greenacre, Marrickville, Brooklyn and Vaucluse.

Hundreds told to evacuate as wild weather intensifies in NSW

About 500 people are in evacuation centres and 3,000 have called the SES for assistance as heavy rain and damaging winds are set to worsen in Sydney and around NSW as the east coast low moves south.
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Power cut in Omaha, Nebraska USA.

Power outage Saturday afternoon affects traffic lights

Hundreds of residents were without power Saturday afternoon, according to the Omaha Public Power District website.
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Prescott power outage cut electricity to 3,200 customers.

Prescott Valley power outage affects 3,200

PRESCOTT VALLEY – A power outage Friday, June 3, cut electricity to about 3,200 customers and was apparently caused by a traffic crash shortly after 1 p.m. in Diamond Valley.
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These birds survive incubator power cut.

Great bustard chicks survive incubator power cut - BBC News

A charity says 10 out 12 great bustard eggs brought back from Spain have hatched despite a power cut on the way home.
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Hundreds of homes in Tewkesbury, UK without power due to power cut.

Power cut hits hundreds of homes in Tewkesbury

A power cut struck in Tewkesbury leaving hundreds of homes without power this afternoon. About 622 Newtown homes in postcode areas GL20 8, GL20 7 and GL20 5 were without power but all were...
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Detailed report about the big power outage in downtown Seattle. Approximately 12,000 meters of lines were affected, and thousands of downtown businesses were left without electricity. When testing relays, crew are supposed to block some circuit breakers so the test signals won’t cause them to open and cut power. Before the big outage, crews blocked the primary circuit breakers but overlooked the backup ones, said City Light General Manager and CEO Larry Weis.

This is what caused the big power outage in downtown Seattle

This is what caused the big power outage in downtown Seattle