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Power outages linger as U.S. Northeast recovers from deadly storm

“AVOID all down trees and utility poles as they may still involve LIVE power lines,” the Brookfield Police Department said on Facebook” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. NEW YORK (Reuters) – A violent spring storm that killed at least five people in the northeastern United States downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power on Wednesday. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Puerto Rico hit with island-wide power outages

“Power outages have cut off electricity across Puerto Rico, whose residents have already endured long periods of darkness after Hurricane Maria” writes Jeremy B White for independent.co.uk. As the latest power outage demonstrated, efforts to restore the island’s infrastructure have been halting in the seven months since Maria made landfall. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Twitter is down for some users in the U.S., Europe, and Japan

“Users reportedly experienced the worst outages in the northeastern U.S., parts of Western Europe, and Japan, according to the website DownDetector.com” writes Anna Hensel for venturebeat.com. The company reported that “some users may have experienced problems sending and viewing Tweets” but offered no further details on what caused the service issue.Twitter Support also sent out a message saying the issue has been resolved. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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NYCHA tenants demand rent rebates after heat and hot water outages

“During that period 80 percent of apartments had heat and hot water outages that affected more than 300,0000 tenants” reports nypost.com. Low-income residents have filed a class action lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority demanding rent rebates for going without heat and hot water last winter.We look forward to securing these rebates for our clients and other NYCHA tenants who suffered essential utility outages during the coldest time in recent memory,” Newman said. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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You can speak out about recent N.J. power outages at these 2 hearings

“New Jerseyans can speak out about the power outages that plagued the state during this month’s spate of winter storms at two public hearings in April” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. Phil Murphy ordered the BPU to launch to examine how the four private utility companies that service the state responded to the storms.Both locations are part of the service area of Jersey Central Power & Light, the company with the most outages — and the main subject of Murphy’s ire. Source: nj.com Share This:

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Apple’s App Store is down

“This post has been updated to note that the iTunes Store and Mac App Store are also experiencing outages” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. The App Store is still down at the time of this writing, and Twitter users, as to be expected, are not happy.Apple’s App Store went down Tuesday, preventing new downloads and updates for iOS apps.And the problem appears to not be limited to the App Store. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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US northeast braces for third nor’easter in two weeks

“March 11 (Reuters) – Parts of the U.S. northeast brace for a third powerful winter storm in two weeks that could bring high winds, a foot or more of wet snow and power outages Monday night and into Tuesday, officials said” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. “This storm won’t be as widespread as before,” said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.But blizzard conditions are possible and power outages are a threat for areas in Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire…

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East Coast power outages may last days as cleanup begins after massive storm

“Northeast and Mid-Atlantic utility crews raced to restore power Sunday for at least 750,000 customers as a strong storm subsided and moved off the coast” writes Sara Randazzo for marketwatch.com. Utilities in other states said they are working round-the-clock to restore service but that some customers could remain without power until midweek.National Grid NGG, -0.02%  , another large utility in the state, said it expects to get power back to the hardest-hit areas by midnight Tuesday. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Power out for 200K homes and businesses as nor’easter worsens

“Weather forecasters and emergency management officials continue to advise residents to brace for power outages due to the powerful winds” writes Snietomunoz Njadvancemedia Com for nj.com. The nor’easter knocked out power in more than 21,000 Sussex County customers, and Hunterdon County had nearly 26,000 outages.Power outages have been steadily climbing since noon.Click here to view ACE’s live power outage map.Atlantic City Electric: Customers can report outages by calling 1-800-833-7476, visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com or through the utility’s mobile app, available for download here. Source: nj.com Share This:

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