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Thousands in Sierra Without Power Nearly Two Weeks After Storm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Thousands of residents in the Sierra Nevada remained without running water, heat or power nearly two weeks after a powerful December storm dumped heavy snow that downed trees and damaged electrical equipment. More than 250 crews …

Texas Insurers Sue ERCOT, Power Generators Over Damages From Deep Freeze

A lawsuit filed by 131 insurance companies alleges that negligence by the organization that operates Texas’ electrical grid and power companies caused electricity outages during the deep freeze last February that burst pipes and shut down power across the state …

Destructive Winds Flip Airplanes, Trucks Near Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) –Destructive winds battered an area just north of Anchorage for the third straight day on Monday–flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. Two shelters opened …

Weekend Storms Cause Damage in Ky. and Ala.

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP–Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on Saturday as powerful storms ripped through the state causing flash floods, power outages and property damage, including from a possible tornado in Hopkinsville. There were no immediate reports …

Tornado-Slammed Parts of Kentucky Face Long Recovery

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) –Workers, volunteers and members of the National Guard fanned out in areas of Kentucky slammed by a series of tornadoes to begin the long process of recovery, including replacing thousands of damaged utility poles, delivering bottles of …

Entergy Louisiana: Storm Restoration Will Cost Up to $4.1B

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Entergy Louisiana told utility regulators Wednesday that it owes up to $4.4 billion for getting the lights back on after a string of storms and needed a $1 billion loan to meet those costs in …

Nor’easter Brings Hurricane-Force Wind, Causes Power Outages

BOSTON (AP) — A nor’easter that battered the U.S. coast with hurricane-force wind gusts left 425,000 people without power in Massachusetts and forced the closure of bridges, ferries and schools in the region on Wednesday. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency …

Suspected Tornadoes Cause Damage in Missouri, Illinois

ST. MARY, Mo. (AP) — A suspected tornado damaged buildings and knocked out power in communities along the state line between Missouri and Illinois, and damage was reported in other parts of the states from severe weather. One suspected tornado …

Supply Chain Problems Threaten Utility’s Power Supplies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Public Service Co. of New Mexico abandons the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in June, the utility won’t have enough solar replacement power to pick up the slack because of supply chain issues caused by …

After Ida Outages, Utility Proposals Include City Takeover

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amid calls for investigations following major power losses during Hurricane Ida, the power company subsidiary that provides electric service to New Orleans said Tuesday it’s ready to discuss having the city assume control of the municipal …