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Historic Hurricane Harvey destroys power infrastructure, cuts electricity to 300K

Posted by Melissa Tamberg on September 14, 2017

Summer may be coming to a close, but hurricane season is still going strong. We continue to keep monitor significant power outages and their effects, and in August we’ve logged 312 separate blackouts — impacting more than 1.05 million customers. Without question, all eyes were on Hurricane Harvey, which was responsible for leaving nearly 300,000 homes and businesses in the dark.

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Outer Banks, NC human-caused outage and other summer blackouts

Posted by Melissa Tamberg on August 15, 2017

Many parts of the country had to ride out heat waves in July — with power outages hot on their trail. In fact, of the 345 blackouts tracked throughout the month, more than one-third — 125 incidents — were deemed weather-related. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, monsoons and microbursts all shouldered some of the blame for knocking out power to a collective 1.56 million customers for a total of nearly 19 days. Here, we detail some of the most significant, scary and suspect power outages of the month.

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From nature to Mother Nature, outages take a toll in June

Posted by Molly Miller on July 20, 2017

Power outages clearly aren’t planning to take a vacation this summer. In June, Eaton’s Blackout Tracker logged 284 separate incidents across the U.S., affecting more than 1 million people over a collective 485 hours --- that’s more than 20 days! What, exactly, was culpable for leaving so many customers in the dark? Here’s just a snapshot….

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