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Other airports are considering leaving the grid to avoid power outages

Aerial view of Pittsburgh International Airport Source: Pittsburgh International Airport Should airports go offline? Pittsburgh International Airport – and others – believe so. Remember, the 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and estimated Delta Airlines alone estimated at $ 50 million US dollars cost lost business? Since …

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Power outages, mass evacuations, while Kincade fire grows in strong winds

The Kincade fire exploded into Sonoma County overnight, burning wineries and approaching Healdsburg as about 1 million homes and businesses were thrown into the darkness due to power cuts by the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. [19659002] Officials evacuated much of Sonoma County, including new contracts that included most of Santa Rosa west of the 101 Freeway and north of …

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California Fire Updates: Further evacuations and power outages arranged

More than 83,000 people were asked to evacuate. Rescuers expanded the mandatory evacuation zone west of the Pacific Ocean on Saturday night, doubling the number of residents ordered to flee the Kincade fire north of San Francisco. Firefighters struggled to contain the fire, driven by wind speeds of up to 130 km / h and nourished by dry conditions. The …

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Almost 1 million customers lose power during planned power outages: NPR

The Kincade Fire burns Thursday through the Jimtown community in Sonoma County, California. Noah Berger / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Noah Berger / AP The Kincade Fire burns Thursday in Jimtown, Sonoma County, California. Noah Berger / AP Pacific Gas and Electric has extended its power outage to 940,000 customers in North and Central California, as extreme weather forecasts …

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California Fires: Millions of people face PG & E power outages while Kincade and tickburn burn

The National Weather Service warned that an "extreme" and "possibly historic" offshore wind event between Saturday night and Monday morning should bring gusts with weaker but still strong winds through the mountainous regions of northern and central California reaching valleys and coastal areas , "It's going to be an aggressive fire department," said Edwin Duniga, spokesman for the California Department …

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Climate change: The intentional power outages in California will recur

What California went through last week was absolutely crazy. In order to avoid forest fires in particularly dry, windy conditions, Pacific Gas & Electric – PG & E, the state's largest provider – has shut off power to approximately 738,000 people Intentional power outage, as in the history of the nation's electricity supply had never been there. There's probably no …

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PG & E launches the second wave of California-planned power outages to reduce forest fire risk

California's largest utility company launched its second wave of planned blackouts on Wednesday night to reduce the risk of forest fires from failed power lines. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has postponed power outages scheduled for Wednesday noon in parts of Northern California until after 7:00 pm. According to Saramento's KCRA-TV, around 234,000 customers are expected to lose power in …

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Tropical storm Karen meets Puerto Rico: mudslides and power outages after the earthquake in the region – last storm, route, path, prediction

Tropical storm Karen drenched US Virgin Islands Tuesday as they settled on a earthquake-ridden Puerto Rico hit by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy gusts were expected to hit some areas of the US territory overnight, as the storm moved slowly across the region into open waters. Forecastors said the heaviest rainfall would hit the southern and eastern regions of …

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