Service outages

June 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major telephone outage hit the Netherlands on Monday, taking down the country's emergency number and leaving many businesses and municipalities unreachable by phone for hours. More than three hours after it began, telecom provider KPN was still searching for a...
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Chris Smith makes his way through floodwaters to the Macedonia Baptist Church in Westville, N.J., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Severe storms containing heavy rains and strong winds spurred flooding across southern New Jersey, disrupting travel and damaging some property. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 20, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds were expected to wallop parts of several states as new storms form Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines...
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Cars drive on the 9 de Julio Ave, near the Obelisk monument in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early Monday morning, June 17, 2019. As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout that hit tens of millions people, authorities were still largely in the dark about what caused the collapse of the interconnected grid and were tallying the damage from the unforeseen disaster. (AP Photo/Tomas F. Cuesta)
June 17, 2019 - 3:31 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The huge blackout that left tens of millions of people in the dark in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay over the weekend raised serious questions about the vulnerability of the power grid in South America and brought criticism down on Argentina's leader. President...
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This photo taken and provided by Michael Santana shows a construction crane toppling on an apartment building as it was buffeted by high winds during a storm in Dallas, Texas, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Michael Santana via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 6:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities have identified 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith as the woman who was killed when a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building Sunday amid severe thunderstorms that also uprooted mature trees and left thousands without power across the city. Smith was pronounced dead at a...
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Joe Armison looks over his destroyed barn after a tornado struck the outskirts of Eudora, Kan., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 28, 2019 - 10:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — A vicious storm tore through the western outskirts of Kansas City on Tuesday, spawning one or more tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least 12 people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as...
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Residents sort through apartments open up to the air Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Westbrooke Village Apartments in Trotwood, Ohio, after the roof was torn off from a severe storm the night before. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 28, 2019 - 9:42 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on damaging storms across the central United States (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Powerful storms swept through northern New Jersey, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Police in Sussex County Tuesday night were investigating reports that a "possible...
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Justin Sloggett reacts while talking about his parents furniture store, The Saving Place Rustic Furniture and Mattress, after a suspected tornado destroyed their warehouse in Sapulpa, Okla., early Sunday, May 26, 2019. Sloggett was keeping an eye on the store at sunrise. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 1:49 am
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in the Tulsa area early Sunday, damaging structures, uprooting trees and toppling power lines. Pete Snyder with the weather service said...
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May 20, 2019 - 1:46 pm
KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 18 about electricity on the Navajo Nation, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a senior vice president at the American Public Power Association. He is Mike Hyland, not Mark Hyland. A corrected version of the story is below: No longer in the...
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A damaged pickup truck sits in the parking lot of a strip mall that was destroyed by a deadly tornado that tore through the northern Louisiana city of Ruston early Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Jonathan Elmer/The Tech Talk via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm
A tornado killed two people as it tore through the northern Louisiana city of Ruston early Thursday, sending trees into houses, ripping roofs off buildings and causing a local public university to cancel classes, officials said. "Devastation is the way it looks," said Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker...
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Fallen trees line the roads leading into the small community of Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined community. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 19, 2019 - 3:21 am
LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters said they believe...
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