Tag: Power Failures and Blackouts

Hurricane Season Collides With the Coronavirus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 2016, the torrential rains unleashed by Hurricane Matthew flooded my bathroom. Hurricane Irma demolished part of our coastline in 2017, leaving a litter of gutted restaurants in its wake. After Hurricane Michael in 2018, our small airport in the central part of the state transformed into a hub for private pilots […]

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Dozens Are Killed as Tornadoes and Severe Weather Strike Southern States

More than two dozen people were killed in tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that tore across the Southeast on Sunday and early Monday, destroying homes and knocking out power for thousands of people, meteorologists and officials said. At least 29 people died as a result of the devastating weather system, whose “bull’s-eye” encircled a swath of […]

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Disabled Train and Power Failure Bring Delays for Thousands at Penn Station

The evening commute was thrown into chaos for thousands of New Jersey-bound riders on Monday after a power outage disabled a train coming into Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, creating a cascade of cancellations and delays at North America’s busiest train hub. By 8:30 p.m., four hours after the problems began, frustrated New Jersey commuters were […]

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