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Winds Whip California as 2.5 Million People Face Power Cuts

California utilities are warning they may cut electricity to as many as 2.5 million people to prevent power lines from sparking fires as some of the strongest winds of the season hit the state. High winds Tuesday will leave more …

Southeast Officials Worry About Storm Evacuation Fatigue

It’s become a hurricane-season ritual in the Southeast: When a storm threatens, coastal residents board up homes, load up SUVs and fill highways where the traffic lanes are reversed to offer a speedy escape inland. For some people, Hurricane Dorian …

NiSource Settles Massachusetts Gas Explosion Lawsuits for $143 Million

Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in three Massachusetts communities last year. NiSource and …

Indiana Fair’s Plan Short on Evacuation Details

An emergency response plan drafted 10 months before the Indiana State Fair’s deadly stage collapse details how staff should handle evacuations, but it doesn’t spell out the precise scenarios that would trigger an evacuation, newly released documents indicate. The 71-page …