Tag: Power Failures and Blackouts

India Shut Down Kashmir’s Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.’

MUMBAI, India — Masroor Nazir, a pharmacist in Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, has some advice for people in the region: Do not get sick, because he may not have any medicine left to help. “We used the internet for everything,” said Mr. Nazir, 28, whose pharmacy is near the city’s famed clock tower. He said […]

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U.K. Seeks Answers After Biggest Power Failure in a Decade

LONDON — Britain’s energy regulator on Saturday demanded answers about the country’s biggest electrical blackout in more than a decade, which affected about a million homes and left commuters stranded on packed rush-hour trains in unlit tunnels. In a statement, the regulator, Ofgem, said it had “asked for an urgent detailed report from National Grid,” […]

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Widespread Power Failure Affects a Swath of Washington

An electrical equipment failure knocked out power to about 39,000 customers in Washington on Saturday, with most of those affected reportedly in the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital, Potomac Electric Power Company officials said. Frank Tedesco, a spokesman for the company, said the utility had pinpointed the source of the problem. “There appears to […]

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Storms Bring Floods and Power Failures to Weary N.Y. and N.J. Residents

In the last 10 days, New York City has seen a blackout in Manhattan, power failures in Brooklyn and Queens and an oppressive three-day heat wave. Then, on Monday night, a thunderstorm brought weary New Yorkers fierce winds and heavy rains that wreaked havoc, causing flash floods across the city and suburbs. Parts of the […]

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Why Guzzling 12,063 Megawatts Dimmed the Big City

Weather: Showers are expected before noon. The high may be in the mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageCreditYana Paskova for The New York Times As New York City was overcome by hot temperatures last weekend, thousands of people in Brooklyn lost power on Sunday because Con Edison’s equipment could not handle the […]

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Venezuela Blackout Leaves Caracas, and Much of the Country, Without Power

CARACAS, Venezuela — Much of Venezuela, including the capital, Caracas, was without electricity Monday evening, as the country suffered its fourth major blackout in less than five months. The country’s communications minister, Jorge Rodríguez, blamed “an electromagnetic attack” on Venezuela’s hydroelectric system for the power failure. He provided no details about who might have been […]

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N.Y. Power Outages: After 50,000 Lose Electricity, Service Begins to Return

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] More than 21,000 customers were still without electricity in New York City and Westchester County on Monday morning, after 50,000 Con Edison customers lost power on Sunday night during an intense three-day heat wave, officials said. The utility said […]

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Blackout Bruises Broadway Box Office

The Saturday night blackout took a bite out of Broadway. The five-hour power failure appears to have cost producers about $3.5 million in revenue — overall the 30 shows running last week grossed $30.6 million, down from $34.1 million the previous week, according to figures released on Monday by the Broadway League. The outage, on […]

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How to Get Married During a Blackout

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Monday. Let’s power through this week, together. Weather: Not bad for a Monday: Sunny skies and a high in the mid-80s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageAmy Rosenthal and Craig Silverstein had a wedding to remember.CreditJustin Rosenthal Forty-two years to the day […]

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The Power Went Out. Where Was de Blasio?

In a union hall lobby in Waterloo, Iowa, Mayor Bill de Blasio slouched down into a corner, his presidential stump speech safely delivered, but with a more pressing issue at hand. About 1,000 miles away, large swaths of Manhattan’s West Side were still enveloped in darkness by a massive power failure, and Mr. de Blasio […]

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Con Edison Apologizes for Power Failure, but Offers Few Clues About ‘Root Cause’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Consolidated Edison apologized on Sunday for a power failure that left a large swath of the country’s most densely populated urban area steaming in the dark for five hours, as utility executives and elected officials continued to seek an […]

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The 1977 Blackout in New York City Happened Exactly 42 Years Ago

On Saturday at 6:47 p.m., parts of Midtown Manhattan and the West Side went dark. Pedestrians used their cellphones as flashlights to cross the streets, Broadway shows were disrupted and commuters scrambled to find alternative ways home after subway stations were shuttered. A little more than three hours later, Con Edison announced that power was […]

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Blackout Darkens Broadway, but Songs Brighten Sidewalk Scenes

Nightly at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theater, Hades, the king of an industrial underworld, boasts of his “power chords and power lines” before bellowing, as the lights flash, “I conduct the Electric City!” But on Saturday night, even the title character of “Hadestown” turned out to be powerless. The blackout that darkened parts of Manhattan’s West […]

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27,000 Customers Lose Power as Electrical Failure Hits Manhattan’s Upper West Side

The New York Fire Department said it was responding to reports of people stuck in elevators as a power failure hit the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Saturday evening, according to the authorities and social media reports. Con Edison’s website showed about 27,000 customers were without power as of 7:30 p.m. It was not […]

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Kremlin Warns of Cyberwar After Report of U.S. Hacking Into Russian Power Grid

MOSCOW — The Kremlin warned on Monday that reported American hacking into Russia’s electric power grid could escalate into a cyberwar with the United States, but insisted that it was confident in the system’s ability to repel electronic attacks. Dmitri S. Peskov, President Vladimir V. Putin’s spokesman, also raised concerns that President Trump was reportedly […]

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‘Massive’ Power Failure Hits at Least 2 Latin American Countries

BUENOS AIRES — A widespread power failure early Sunday morning left at least two South American countries — Argentina and Uruguay — entirely without electricity, according to an energy company, while social media users said that parts of Brazil and Uruguay had also been affected. The energy company, Edesur of Argentina, announced on Twitter about […]

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