Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 44)

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:
Power Cut News in the UK
Power Outage News in the US
Power Outage News in Canada
Power Outage News in Australia and New Zealand
Power outage news from around the world

For prompt power outage notifications to your phone see a power failure alarm.

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About 3,563 customers originally lost power when lightning struck an Austin Energy utility pole.

South Austin power outage fully restored, officials say

6:28 p.m. update: Power has been fully restored to 3,563 Austin Energy customers in South Austin, according to Austin Energy officials.
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Thousands without power in Grand Rapids metro area after reported tornadoes passed through parts of West Michigan. Kent County is the hardest hit with more than 25,000 outages. Utility don't promise to restore power quick, because of a huge damage.

Thousands of Consumers Energy customers in dark after reported tornadoes

Thousands of Consumers Energy customers are in the dark after reported tornadoes passed through parts of West Michigan and the Grand Rapids metro.
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Good remind: stay in the vehicle, don't get out if you're involved in the accident with a power line. Power were out in North Salt Lake after a dump truck knocked down electrical lines.

Dump truck takes down power lines, causes power outage in SLC

(KUTV) Power lines were out in North Salt Lake Saturday after a dump truck knocked down electrical lines.The truck had just finished dumping a load at a local business and the driver thought his…
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It's a myth that only rural area experience power outages. About 22,000 were without power in Buffalo, N.Y. The power outage was caused by a high voltage line that serves four substations losing power.

22,000 National Grid customers lost power

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- About 22,000 National Grid customers lost power in the Amherst, North Tonawanda and Pendleton areas, a National Grid spokesperson said Saturday.
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A power cut left thousands of Derbyshire homes, business and properties without electricity on Sunday morning. According to the supplier, the cut covered the DE55 area - thought predominantly to be in and around Alfreton. On Tuesday afternoon, a power cut meant that 1,600 properties were left without power in the Belper and Duffield area. It is not yet known what has caused the power cut.

Thousands of Derbyshire homes left without power

According to Western Power Distribution, around 1,300 properties were estimated to have been affected by the incident, which happened just before 8.50am.
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Again a squirrel is to blame for power outages. This time this creature caused an explosion and temporary power outage in Menlo Park, California. Residents had heard a loud explosion, the power immediately went out in the area, and they had found a dead gray squirrel lying in the gutter, smoldering.

Squirrel Causes Explosion, Power Outage in Menlo Park

A squirrel is believed to be the cause of an explosion and temporary power outage Tuesday evening in Menlo Park, according to the Fire Department.
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When power has failed in Manhattan, Kansas, residents were urged to boil water. Do you know why? The power outage led to a loss of pressure in water supply system and created the potential for bacterial contamination.

Manhattan residents urged to boil water after a power outage

(AP) — Health officials are urging Manhattan residents to boil their water after a power outage created the potential for bacterial contamination. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment…
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High winds were responsible for train services being canceled as trees were blown onto the tracks causing widespread disruptions for many people. Additionally, various events were postponed and parts of Dundee were hit by a power cut. But the high winds can be used to produce energy, Scotland.

High Winds Provide 100 Percent of Scotland's Energy Needs for A Day

High winds combined with low demand on a sunny summer Sunday helped provide more than 100 percent of Scotland's energy needs for a day, a 'significant milestone' in curbing fossil fuels.
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In light of an increase in power outages in West Newbury this summer, public safety leaders are reminding residents that inquiries of this type should be made to National Grid and not the local public safety department. Read more.

Chief: Don't call police station about power outages

WEST NEWBURY — Unless there is an immediate emergency if the power goes out, don’t call police dispatchers to find out the cause or when the lights should be coming
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In Cumbria, 13,000 properties experienced power cuts due to the flooding at a number of local substations and 45,000 properties in Lancaster and the surrounding areas were left without power. Content Guru, the firm that developed the new power cut system, works with electricity distributors across the UK and Ireland to help manage enquiries promptly.

ENW Launches New Power Cut System

Electricity North West has launched its latest plan to help manage customer enquiries in times of extreme weather.