Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 36)

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

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No power, no hamburgers - power cut to McDonald's.

McDonald's closed due to power failure

If you were hoping to pick up a coffee or a McDonald's breakfast this morning, you may be disappointed. Sadly the High Street store has been forced to closed due to a power cut. A sign on the…
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Residents in 1,000 homes in Wantage, Oxford lost electricity at about 3pm yesterday, and endured a gloomy evening while engineers worked to fix the problem. As it is usual stated in the UK power cuts news - the cause was an underground fault. But nobody can explain on what exactly the underground fault was.

UPDATE: Fire brigade called to smoking road after power cut that hit 1,000 homes

A POWER cut in Wantage was sparked by an underground fault that caused smoke to spew from a manhole.
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Close to 2000 households lost power in Central Otago, New Zealand due to the wintry conditions. Around 140 households are still in the dark in Queenstown Lakes after heavy, wet snow weighed tree branches onto powerlines and zapped electricity to homes.

Video: Power still out for dozens in Central Otago after heavy snow

It might be spring, but many in the lower South Island are experiencing a very cold start to the day.
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Even Japan with its technologies is not restive to power cuts, but power was restored quick. Tokyo was hit by a major blackout that knocked out power to about 350,000 homes, offices, government buildings, train lines. Officials said the power outage could be traced to a fire at a facility run by utility Tokyo Electric Power.

Power cut to 350,000 Tokyo homes in major blackout - Times of India

Television footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing from street-side grates linked to an underground facility operated by the firm in Niiza City, north of Tokyo. Power was cut to as many as 350,000 homes in the Japanese capital but the lights quickly came back on. There were no injuries.
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“Many hurricane-related deaths occur with power outages. Don’t run generators or use open flames indoors. Avoid downed wires,” cautioned Rick Knabb, the director of the National Hurricane Center.

Power Outages Plague Southeast : Natural Hazards

Hurricane Matthew knocked out power for more than one million customers as it grazed the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
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Scattered power outages but no serious accidents or damage in York, Chester, Lancaster counties.

Hurricane Matthew: Scattered power outages but no serious accidents or damage in York, Chester, Lancaster counties

Power outage maps were lit up throughout the day for York, Chester and Lancaster counties, but no serious accidents or damage were reported.
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A massive power outage has struck across Geelong, Australia as strong winds batter the region.

Power out, trees down as winds batter city

A MASSIVE power outage has struck across Geelong as strong winds batter the region.
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Hurricane Matthew knocked out power for more than one million customers as it grazed the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Crews sent out to return electricity to 834,000 in South Carolina

More than 833,627 South Carolinians lost power as Hurricane Matthew skirted along the state’s coast, officials said. The utility, which serves 706,000 electric customers in 24 counties, including the Midlands, reported Saturday more than 280,000 customers, or one-third of its total base, were withou...
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South Australia power outage: how did it happen - full analysis.

SA power outage: how did it happen?

South Australia and its 1.677 million residents were left without power this evening following severe storms this afternoon.
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More than 2000 homes have had their power restored after a transformer fire in the upmarket Auckland suburb of Remuera.

2500 homes without power

Nearly 2500 homes lost power after fire in leafy Auckland suburb.