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Opinion

Opinion: Your Utility Should Expect the Unexpected, It’s on the Way

The flooding in New York City, the high winds in New Orleans, and the winter freeze in Texas usher in a new reality for the electric industry, showing how outdated its infrastructure has become and how it has to expect the unexpected. Resilience is the word used by utilities to describe their ability to speedily

Hurricanes

EXPLAINER: Hit by Ida, New Orleans faces weeks without power

Hurricane Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines that deliver power to New Orleans, leaving the entire city without electricity as the powerful storm pushed through on Sunday and early Monday with winds that reached 150 miles per hour. Some of the hardest-hit areas won’t see power restored for weeks. A look at what that

Floods

22 dead, many missing after 17 inches of rain in Tennessee

At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee. Saturday’s flooding in rural areas took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, leaving families uncertain about whether their loved ones survived

Prescott National Forest

Completed BAER Assessment Allows for Reduced Closure Area in Tiger Fire

The BAER  (Burned Area Emergency Response) Team has completed the post-fire assessment on the Tiger Fire which is now 100% contained and have concluded the area affected by the fire does pose unacceptable post fire risks to public safety.  High and moderate burn severity is associated with very steep slopes and escarpments which make these

State

Flash flooding sweeps Arizona; 1 rafter dead in Grand Canyon

One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said. The flood was part of monsoon storms that have inundated Arizona this week, including in Flagstaff where city

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