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November outages: Garbage, a goose and gusty winds

Posted by Melissa Tamberg on December 6, 2017

What could garbage, a goose and gusty winds possibly have in common? Believe it or not, each was responsible for knocking out power in November, representing a share of the 239 total outages Eaton’s Blackout Tracker logged throughout the month. Impacting more than 864,000 U.S. utility customers for a collective 15+ days, power outages took a toll on residents and businesses alike. 

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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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Tags: Power LossBackup Power | Posted in: News