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  • Fourteen Tweets Explain The Washingon, D.C., Power Outage

    04/08/2015 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Beattie
    A power outage inconvenienced residents in Washington, D.C., and southern Maryland Tuesday.According to The Washington Post, much of the area briefly lost power due to a piece of metal coming apart at a power plant. This outage affected public and private buildings alike, including The White House, the Department of Energy, and the Department of State. Advertisement-content continues below As The Post reports, “a dozen people were trapped in stalled elevators passengers were left searching for exits in darkened underground Metro stations, and a building full of Department Energy employees and the main campus of the University of Maryland closed...
  • #dcpowerout: Lights go out on Oprah's speech in packed DC theatre

    04/07/2015 5:31:28 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | MyFoxDC.com Web Producer
    WASHINGTON - Power outages left many wondering who turned out the lights in D.C. on Tuesday-- including OprahWinfrey. The power went off at D.C.'s Warner Theatre, right in the middle of Ms. Winfrey's speech honoring Maya Angelou. Winfrey was part of the dedication ceremony of a new U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp that honors Angelou. "I am honored to be here to stand her as her daughter, sister-friend at the unveiling of the Maya Forever-- FOREVER-- stamp," Winfrey said, and then the lights went out.
  • Opinion: Why the US isn't behind the North Korean Internet outage

    12/24/2014 8:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 12/24/2014 | Jason Healey, Passcode columnist
    North Korea has a fragile Internet, with a risk of being disconnected from the Web for any number of minor sneezes. But an attack of this nature can be easily attributed to the US and the administration should be up front about it. It's unlikely the US government was behind the recent disruption of the North Korean Internet. First, this kind of "you-slap-me-I-slap-you" response is not the US style. Instead, the Americans are more likely to come up with some epic, uber-technological hack that cleverly inverts the North Koreans internal systems, such as Stuxnet did to the Iranians. What's more,...
  • Report of North Korea Internet outage

    12/22/2014 12:18:55 PM PST · by OhhTee5 · 92 replies
    San Diego channel 10 reporting massive internet outage in North Korea
  • Web outage... ?

    10/27/2014 9:35:24 PM PDT · by BlueNgold · 20 replies
    www | 10/27/2014 | me
    Anyone else having trouble? Major sites.. esp.. Yahoo ... all failing
  • Comcast Cable Miseries!

    03/23/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Meshuge Mikey | March 23 2014 | Vanity
    Yesterday... Comcast cable...my internet service provider...for the TIME BEING....had a Planned Outage,...in order to upgrade equipment that services this area. No Prior Notice was given to paying customers, During my call to :customer service" Yesterday...no mention was made of that fact that this WAS a planned outage. This Morning I experienced another Outage. Today's call to comcast customer service was Unbearably frustrating. The representative told me...that this was a planned outage...and an unplanned outage. AGAIN no announcement was made PRIOR to the outage. They do have an EMAIL SERVER dont they? Would it have taken a tremendous effort and great...
  • Severe storms result in outages, blocked roadways in SW Cochise County

    07/10/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Southwest Cochise County was hammered by hurricane-level winds and torrential rains after several powerful storm systems moved through the area Tuesday night. Rainfall measuring more than five inches has been reported in the hardest hit areas, mostly contained to an area in and around Palominas, leaving many roadways obstructed. Crews with the Cochise County Highway and Floodplain Department have been working throughout the night to clear roadways quickly before tonight’s anticipated continuation of the storms. “If it rains tonight it’s going to get a whole lot worse,” said Ron Ellis, operations manager for the Highway and Floodplain...
  • Storm knocks out power to 400K in Massachusetts, Plymouth nuclear power plant

    02/09/2013 5:39:50 AM PST · by matt04 · 21 replies
    A massive snowstorm packing hurricane-force winds has knocked out power to 400,000 customers in Massachusetts and has shuttered a nuclear power plant. By early Saturday, NStar had reported more than 240,000 customers without power and National Grid had 165,000. Most of the outages are in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, where wet heavy snow and winds gusting over 75 mph have been reported. One of the outages was the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, which shut down after losing off-site power. Authorities say there's no threat to public safety. State officials have said about 2,000 utility crews are prepared...
  • Superbowl Power Outage Republicans Fault

    02/04/2013 2:34:58 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 21 replies
    RetiredTexasVet
    Steven Chu, the retiring Secretary of Energy, is blaming the power outage at the Superbowl on the Republicans. Steven Chu had arranged to have the Superbowl completely powered by solar panels as a final act of demonstrating the reliability and feasibility of solar power. To accomplish it, he had asked the Food Stamp President to request Congress to change the day/night ratio to 80% daylight versus 20% night to support the increased light requirements. The Republicans laughed off the request and the resultant unexpected darkness rendered the solar panels inoperable. The battery and generator backups proved to be up to...
  • CBS Host Says Singer 'Blew the Electric' Twice During Rehearsals

    02/04/2013 1:28:17 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4 Feb 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
    Boomer Esiason, the former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and co-host "The NFL Today" on CBS, said Beyonce's halftime performance may have been responsible for the 34-minute blackout during Sunday's Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco. “Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week," Esiason said on Monday on his radio show. Esiason recalled there was a buzzing sound in the Superdome shortly after Beyonce's halftime show. On his "Boomer & Carton" radio show, Esiason said about "five or six minutes prior to" the "the breaker going," Kevin Harlan, a CBS announcer who...
  • Entergy investigating Super Bowl blackout

    02/04/2013 9:41:44 AM PST · by thackney · 30 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 4, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    The Super Bowl power outage on Sunday happened after electrical monitoring equipment “sensed an abnormality in the system,” according to the power provider for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Entergy, which provides power to the Superdome, along with 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, said in a statement Monday that the change triggered a partial electrical shutdown. Entergy’s service area includes 400,000 customers in southeast Texas, including homes in Beaumont, Port Arthur, The Woodlands, Huntsville and Conroe. The only customer affected by the problem was the Superdome, Entergy spokesman Michael Burns told FuelFix. “Shortly after the beginning of...
  • Superbowl Blackout-it's the GOP's fault

    02/03/2013 6:37:40 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 54 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/3/13 | Obed Norman
    Lights out during the Super Bowl. President Obama fought for 4 years to have the power grid updated. The GOP resisted him for 4 years. This is America on GOP obstruction. Having the power reliability of a banana republic. When will you wake up and realize the GOP should never be allowed anywhere near the levers of power? When the lights give out during your open-heart surgery? This is serious and yes, it is political as it is about responsible governance.
  • Record snowfalls, new power outages, flood warnings as storm slams Northeast

    11/08/2012 8:34:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 115 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/8/12 | Ian Johnston
    A winter storm battered the Northeast coast Thursday after cutting power to at least 115,000 homes and dumping record snowfalls in the New York City area. The National Weather Service warned of wind gusts as high as 60 mph along the coast, “minor to moderate” flooding from storm surges, and more snow, particularly in New England, early Thursday. More than 600,000 people were without electricity as a result of superstorm Sandy and the new storm. NBCNewYork.com reported that more than 198,000 Long Island Power Authority customers, 55,000 Con Edison customers in New York City and Westchester County, 197,560 Jersey Central...
  • Cautionary Tale: India Goes Dark

    07/31/2012 3:39:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard about the second blackout in two days that has hit India? Six-hundred and seventy million people are now in the dark. The population of this country is 1.2 billion. So 670 million people in the dark in India. Boy, you know Obama's gotta be green with envy over this. Obama, he wants as many people in this country to be in the dark as he can arrange. That's his whole reelection strategy, keep as many people in the dark as possible. Seriously. India has lost half of its power grid. Stick with me on...
  • Electricity grids fail across half of India (620 million people without electricity)

    07/31/2012 7:41:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/31/2012
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world's biggest blackout. Hundreds of trains stalled across the country and traffic lights went out, causing widespread traffic jams in New Delhi. Electric crematoria stopped operating, some with bodies half burnt, power officials said. Emergency workers rushed generators to coal mines to rescue miners trapped underground. The massive failure - a day after a similar, but smaller power failure - has raised serious concerns about India's...
  • D.C.-area temperatures approach all-time record highs

    07/07/2012 6:54:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2012 | Elizabeth Sallie
    <p>Triple-digit temperatures expected to feel as hot as 110 degrees have prompted excessive heat warnings across the D.C. area on Saturday and could threaten all-time highs.</p> <p>The day continued a trend in the area that hasn’t seen high temperatures lower than 95 degrees since the month began.</p>
  • Lone worker caused power cut that left six million in darkness . . .

    09/09/2011 4:25:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 9, 2011
    A major power outage, which left more than six million people in California and Arizona in darkness, was caused by a single maintenance worker, it has been revealed. The power cut took two nuclear reactors offline, grounded flights, caused major traffic jams and trapped people in elevators and on fairground rides in both states. San Diego bore the brunt of the blackout and most of the nation's eighth-largest city was darkened. The city trolley system that shuttles thousands of commuters every day was shut down and rush hour traffic hit gridlock. APS, Arizona's largest electricity provider, said a utility worker...
  • Glitch Grounds United Airlines Passengers

    06/17/2011 10:04:23 PM PDT · by tarpit · 13 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Friday, Jun 17, 2011 | BJ Lutz
    Throngs of passengers stranded in the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on Friday night were told to go home or get a hotel after a "nationwide computer malfunction" took out the airline's reservations systems. The systems went down shortly after 7 p.m., a United Airlines spokeswoman said. After roughly three hours, passengers were told that there would be no more flights. Local travelers were told to go home and some travelers from out of town were given discount vouchers to nearby hotels. Passengers said they were frustrated they were kept in line waiting for about two hours before...
  • White House suffers e-mail outage (Whoops! Verizon is working on the problem)

    02/04/2011 4:18:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/11 | Michael O'Brien
    White House suffers e-mail outageBy Michael O'Brien - 02/03/11 12:05 PM ET The White House suffered an outage in its unclassified e-mail Thursday morning, communications director Dan Pfeiffer said Thursday. The administration lost e-mail shortly before 8 a.m., Pfeiffer said on Twitter, and crews are on the spot to solve the problem. He tweeted: FYI: WH unclassified email went down shortly before 8 AM. Verizon is working to solve the problem. Pool reports will be avail in press office. In the meanwhile, the press corps will have to revert to tactics from the 1990s: They'll have to gather their pool...
  • Denial of Service Attack on FR?

    06/21/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT · by sam_paine · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Alexa Internet Stats ^ | 6/21/2010 | Alexa
    "A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person or people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely." Just asking... Plenty of articles on here lately like the gentleman who painted a sign on a truck in his cornfield, and someone who didn't like the message set it ablaze. If...
  • YouTube suffers outage

    03/25/2010 12:09:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 383+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – YouTube was hit by an outage on Thursday with some users temporarily unable to access the popular video-sharing service. The Google-owned site delivered a "service unavailable" message to some users attempting to reach YouTube.com starting at around 7:00 am (1100 GMT) before coming back online around 8:30 am (1230 GMT).
  • Anyone else notice Google Blogger Is Down?

    08/09/2009 12:49:50 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 12 replies · 463+ views
    www.blogger.com | self
    Anyone else notice Google Blogger Is Down? I first noticed this last night when I couldn’t get to my blog. http://ncsadventures.blogspot.com/ I can’t get to other blogs like this one: http://singinginthereign.blogspot.com/2009/07/video-for-sundays-lectionary-readings.html Also I can’t get to my blogger settings at: http://www.blogger.com
  • Nearly 1M still without power in ice storm's wake

    01/31/2009 12:40:37 PM PST · by cp124 · 11 replies · 582+ views
    My Way News ^ | 1/31/08 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Utility crews renewed work in subfreezing temperatures Saturday in their effort to put the power back on for nearly a million customers left in the dark by an ice storm that crippled parts of several states this week. Thousands of people in ice-caked Kentucky awoke in motels and shelters, asked to leave their homes by authorities who said emergency teams in some areas were too strapped to reach everyone in need of food, water and warmth.
  • Obama vacation island hit by power blackout

    12/27/2008 4:24:12 AM PST · by TLI · 30 replies · 1,049+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:36am EST | Reporting by Ross Colvin, editing by Alan Elsner
    HONOLULU (Reuters) - The island of Oahu, including the resort where President-elect Barack Obama is vacationing, was hit by a power blackout on Friday, possibly caused by a lightning strike, authorities said. An electricity company spokesman said the entire 600 square mile (1553 sq km) island, which is home to around 900,000 people, was affected.
  • OAHU BLACKOUT TO LAST OVERNIGHT

    12/27/2008 7:49:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies · 1,892+ views
    StarBulletin ^ | Dec 26, 2008
    Oahu was without power overnight, possibly from a lightning strike, and Hawaiian Electric Co. officials said to expect it to last until morning. The outages, which began hitting various parts of the island at about 6:30 p.m., also affected the Kailua neighborhood where President-elect Barack Obama is staying. Mayor Mufi Hannemann said at about 10:10 p.m. that Honolulu police had talked to Obama. “He said he is fine and he and his family are going to bed,” the mayor said on KSSK. Gov. Linda Lingle advised all residents to do the same. She said Heco officials advised her that it...
  • 5 years after a giant blackout, are we better off?

    08/13/2008 2:02:30 PM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies · 154+ views
    yahoo via AP ^ | 8/13/2008 | Mark Williams
    <p>Five years after the worst blackout in North American history, the country's largest power providers say the problems that turned out the lights on 50 million people have largely been resolved, but they fear that larger, systemic issues could soon lead to even bigger and more damaging outages.</p>
  • Con Ed appeals to customers in N.Y. power outage

    07/20/2008 1:49:34 PM PDT · by rawhide · 17 replies · 253+ views
    MarketWatch.com ^ | 7-20-08 | Michael Kitchen
    Utility asks Brooklyn residents to avoid air-conditioning use despite heat wave Consolidated Edison Inc. urged thousands of customers to stop all non-essential electricity use as parts of Brooklyn, N.Y., suffered a power outage Sunday in the midst of heat wave. Con Ed said the outage had affected about 2,100 customers but that it had restored power to approximately 600 of those as of 11 a.m. Eastern time. As a result, it issued an appeal to those in the New York City borough's Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Borough Park, and Park Slope neighborhoods "to discontinue their use of non-essential electrical appliances,...
  • Brownout

    06/17/2008 5:17:50 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 114+ views
    Forbes ^ | 6/17/2008 | Mark P. Mills
    What happens when you don't build more power plants? Get ready for spiking electricity rates, brownouts and even blackouts as demand soarsIf you think runaway oil prices are upsetting, just wait for what's in store for electricity. Similar forces are in play. Demand is rising fast; supply is not. The cost to get coal and natural gas out of the ground is going up, and to that expense must be added the cost of the carbon permits that Congress and the presidential candidates are contemplating. Environmentalists are getting power plants scotched. China is sucking up energy. Leave such dynamics in...
  • Power Outage Shuts Down 30 Blocks in N.W. [DC]

    06/13/2008 7:48:47 AM PDT · by Braak · 19 replies · 184+ views
    WRC Channel 4 TV ^ | 06/13/08 | WRC-TV
    WASHINGTON -- Thousands homes and businesses are without power and Dupont Circle and Metro Center Metrorail stations are closed after a major outage in northwest D.C. on Friday. Officials said the outage was due to a failure at a substation on 10th Street. About 12,000 customers were without power at 10:30 a.m. Pepco said the outages stretches from as far north as U Street N.W. to F Street N.W., the Dupont Circle area to the west and Third Street N.W. to the east. Many downtown workers have been waiting outside on city streets because their offices are dark. Power is...
  • Power Outages Reported Throughout Downtown D.C.

    06/13/2008 7:05:42 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 13 replies · 88+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/13/08 | Debbie Wilgoren and Howard Schneider
    Commuters should expect major delays on Metro's Red Line this morning after a fire on the tracks near the Dupont Circle station, officials said. At the same time, a power outage in downtown Washington is affecting thousands of homes and offices, as well as traffic signals and Metro elevators and lighting.
  • Power outage turns South Florida dark

    02/26/2008 10:37:27 AM PST · by Fawn · 406 replies · 1,029+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | February 26, 2008
    Florida Power & Light is reporting massive power outages throughout South Florida, including Miami, Doral, Westchester, and Pembroke Pines. Reports of outages extended into Palm Beach, an FPL spokeswoman said. The company said it was investigating the problem.
  • BlackBerry Service Out in N. America

    02/11/2008 2:26:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies · 70+ views
    AP ^ | Monday February 11, 5:23 pm ET
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An outage has disconnected BlackBerry smart phones across North America. AT&T Inc. says the disruption Monday is affecting all wireless carriers. AT&T first learned about the problem at about 3:30 p.m. EST. There's no word on the cause or when the problem might be fixed. BlackBerry maker Research in Motion did not immediately return a phone call.
  • Web disrupted 'across Mid-East'

    01/30/2008 9:01:48 AM PST · by Ancient Drive · 17 replies · 7,794+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 15:43 GMT | BBC
    Internet services have been disrupted in parts of the Middle East following damage to an undersea cable in the Mediterranean, according to reports. There was disruption to 70% of the nationwide network in Egypt, a government official told Reuters. There was also disruption in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, reported the Associated Press. India also suffered up to 60% disruption, a national industry body told Reuters news agency. Egypt's Telecommunications Ministry said it would probably take several days for internet services to return to normal following the disruption on Wednesday. In Dubai, one of the two...
  • Phony Code Pink Outrage

    11/09/2007 5:56:54 AM PST · by Wyatt K · 4 replies · 99+ views
    Code Pink | 11/08/2007 | Wyatt K
    Code Pink recently put up footage of Jes Richardson of San Francisco getting arrested at the Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mukasey nomination for attorney general. The footage shows an outraged Jes Richardson, but his outrage is clearly phony.
  • SoCal Heat Wave Strains Power Grid

    09/04/2007 9:42:25 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 12 replies · 630+ views
    AP ^ | 9/4/07
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Parts of Southern California sweltered in triple-digit temperatures Monday as a heat wave stretched into the seventh day and contributed to power outages that left thousands without air conditioning. Temperatures soared in the San Fernando Valley with Woodland Hills reporting 102 degrees and Van Nuys at 99, according to the National Weather Service. Downtown Los Angeles also was expected to see temperatures climb above 100. Southern California Edison said 20,000 customers in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties had no electricity, spokesman Steve Conroy said. San Diego Gas and Electric Co., which serves...
  • CNN Breaking News: NYC Subway System Suffers Major Outage

    06/27/2007 1:03:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 140 replies · 5,299+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/27/2007 | n/a
    Breaking on CNN right now: NYC Subway system suffers major outage. More details when available...
  • Eagle lugging a deer head causes outage

    01/29/2007 7:55:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 2,053+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/07 | AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska - About 10,000 Juneau residents briefly lost power after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into transmission lines. "You have to live in Alaska to have this kind of outage scenario," said Gayle Wood, an Alaska Electric Light & Power spokeswoman. "This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle who evidently found a deer head in the landfill." The bird, weighed down by the deer head, apparently failed to clear the transmission lines, she said. A repair crew found the eagle dead, the deer head nearby. The power was out for less than 45 minutes...
  • LAX Los Angeles Power Outage

    09/02/2006 10:48:20 PM PDT · by bd476 · 87 replies · 2,456+ views
    Los Angeles Local Fox News Channel 11 | September 2, 2006
    News on local Fox News Channel 11 reports a power outtage affecting LAX. More as announced.
  • Power cut off in wide areas of Tokyo

    08/13/2006 5:00:33 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 88 replies · 3,565+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | 8-13-2006
    TOKYO - A power outage hit wide swaths of Tokyo and nearby Chiba early Monday, halting train service in some areas, news reports said. DEVELOPING...
  • Push to declare Queens blackout a disaster (NYC Power Outage)

    07/23/2006 3:38:29 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 59 replies · 1,776+ views
    7online.com ^ | July 23, 2006
    Push to declare Queens blackout a disaster Almost a full week of no power (Astoria-WABC, July 23, 2006) - A group of Queens political leaders urged Gov. George Pataki on Sunday to designate a section of the borough suffering from a massive power outage a disaster area, making it eligible for federal aid. "Anywhere else it would be," said Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., at a news conference in Sunnyside. "If this were an area of 100,000 people in upstate New York, the governor would have declared it a disaster area." A spokeswoman for Pataki, Joanna Rose, said the governor has...
  • FAA outage delays flights [More detail non yesterday's incident - with photo)

    07/19/2006 12:53:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies · 984+ views
    AVPress ^ | Wednesday, July 19 | DAISY NGUYEN
    LOS ANGELES - A power outage at a major air traffic control center in Palmdale delayed flights in and out of Southern California for more than an hour Tuesday, a disruption that quickly backed up flights across parts of the western United States and Canada. The outage was reported shortly after 5:30 p.m., shutting down all telephone, electrical and radar functions. Power was restored about 80 minutes later when the center's backup generator kicked in, said Allen Kenitzer, a regional spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Air traffic began to flow back into the Los Angeles area by 8 p.m.,...
  • Storm Slashes Power Across Northeast

    02/18/2006 7:25:32 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 89 replies · 1,219+ views
    MyWay ^ | Feb 18,2006
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - More than a quarter-million homes and businesses still lacked power across the Northeast on Saturday as temperatures plummeted following a storm with hurricane-force wind gusts that was blamed for four deaths. Wind was still blowing at about 30 mph through the region Saturday. On Friday, wind of more than 60 mph buffeted the Rochester area and a 77-mph gust was recorded at the city's airport, the weather service said. The storm swept out of the Midwest on Friday, carrying a wave of bitterly cold air. Temperatures in some parts of western New York plunged from 60...
  • Winds stymie Metro-North; power lines down across state (Connecticut)

    01/18/2006 3:06:13 PM PST · by nutmeg · 6 replies · 348+ views
    WTNH.com ^ | Wed., January 18, 2006 | WTNH - Channel 8
    (Hartford-WTNH, Jan. 18, 2006 Updated 5:00 PM ) _High winds and heavy rain are to blame for a real mess across the state. Downed trees and power lines have left thousands without power. Right now, 97,500 Connecticut Light and Power customers are in the dark as well as more than 4,100 United Illuminating customers. Many of these customers are in Fairfield County. "Just as long as the big one don't come down," says John Marinelli. It is just branches and brush for John Marinelli, but his neighbor in Wethersfield is not so lucky. One of his neighbor's trees fell. "It...
  • DWP: Workers Trigger Outage By Connecting Wrong Wires (Lost Angeles)

    09/12/2005 6:36:07 PM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 34 replies · 979+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | September 12, 2005
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials said an outage Monday afternoon was linked to human error at a receiving station. Power officials reported outages from the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles. Workers connected the wrong wires, causing a surge of power that led to shutdowns at three power generating stations, according to officials. Receiving stations take high-voltage power from generating stations and convert it to lower voltage. It can then be used throughout the city. Ron Deaton, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said the system is designed...
  • Large Portion of Los Angeles Loses Power [Update: Power Restored @ 2:05 p.m.]

    09/12/2005 2:35:55 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies · 1,978+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Sept. 12, 2005 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES — A major portion of Los Angeles lost power Monday afternoon and officials said early indications were that a power line was accidentally cut. Outages were reported from downtown to the coast and north into the San Fernando Valley according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. A Los Angeles Fire Department official said it appeared a line somehow had been cut. Terrorism was not suspected, according to police Sgt. Catherine Plows, though the Los Angeles Police Department went on "full tactical alert," meaning no officers were allowed to leave duty. Traffic was snarled at intersections...
  • Major portion of Los Angeles loses power

    09/12/2005 1:18:14 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 132 replies · 6,411+ views
    KOGO, AM600, San Diego | Sept 12, 2005
    Just heard a news flash that a major portion of Los ANgeles has lost electrical power, from downtown to the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has no explanation yet.
  • large portion of Los Angeles has lost electrical power.

    09/12/2005 1:17:38 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 279 replies · 9,843+ views
    AP News Alert | September 12, 2005
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A large portion of Los Angeles has lost electrical power.
  • Large Parts of Los Angeles Without Power

    09/12/2005 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 210 replies · 10,245+ views
    Hannity ^ | 9/12/2005 | n/a
    Sean Hannity just stated that large part of L.A. are without power....
  • Ezboard Inc. Victim Of Vicious Internet Attack

    06/03/2005 3:47:20 PM PDT · by GOP_1900AD · 16 replies · 575+ views
    Halifax Live ^ | Jun 1, 2005 | D.L. McCracken
    Ezboard Inc. Victim Of Vicious Internet Attack By D.L. McCracken Jun 1, 2005, 11:30 Ezboard systems touted as the "largest online community network site on the planet", was virtually brought to its knees Tuesday as the result of "a very precise and malicious internet attack resulting in the loss of a significant amount of current and historical board postings and interrupted services across all systems", according to Ezboards' CEO, Robert Labatt's message to Ezboard members. Tuesday's attack caused denial of service errors throughout the system and affected millions of users across approximately 9,000 message boards. The attack resulted in massive...
  • Is there an internet outage???

    10/22/2004 9:28:40 AM PDT · by js1138 · 23 replies · 1,680+ views
    vanity | 10/22/2004 | vanity
    I have been talking to a tech at bellsouth.net, and he says there is an internet backbone crash in California that is affecting eBay, MSN, and a lot of other stuff. Yes, I seem to be logged into FR, but many other sites are unavailable, including google.