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  Power outage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A power outage is the loss of the electricity supply to an area.
The reasons for a power failure can for instance be a defect in a power station, damage to a power line or other part of the distribution system, a short circuit, or the overloading of electricity mains.
In most third world countries, power cuts are left unnoticed by most citizens of moderate means, as maintaining an uninterruptible power supply is often not considered an essential facility of a home.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Power_outage   (758 words)

 2003 North America blackout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In areas where power remained off after nightfall, the Milky Way and orbiting artificial satellites became visible to the naked eye in metropolitan areas where they cannot ordinarily be seen due to the effects of light pollution.
The operators of the power system control center are responsible for ensuring that they balance the supply of power, the loads (customers demanding that power), and the transmission line capacity, so that their system was in a state where no single fault can cause it to fail.
They also have power flow modeling tools which let them analyze what is currently happening on their network, predict whether any parts of it may be overloaded and predict what the worst possible failure left is so that they can change the power generation, load or transmission to prevent a failure if that accident happens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_US-Canada_blackout   (5867 words)

 Power Outage
Power companies try to give a warning when they will turn off power to an area, but they cannot always do that.
A power converter allows most laptops (12 volts or less) to be operated from the cigarette lighter of a vehicle.
Connecting a cord from the generator to a point on the permanent wiring system and back-feeding power to your home is an unsafe method to supply a building during a power outage.
centralflorida.redcross.org /power-outage.php   (1067 words)

 CNN.com - Major power outage hits New York, other large cities - Aug. 14, 2003
Power began to flicker on late Thursday evening, hours after a major power outage struck simultaneously across dozens of cities in the eastern United States and Canada.
Power was being restored in Pennsylvania and Ohio, too.
A spokeswoman for the Niagara-Mohawk power grid said the cause was still unknown, but that it was not a lightning strike.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/08/14/power.outage   (1312 words)

 03.08.2002 - Power restored to most UC Berkeley buildings following campuswide power outage
Power was restored to most of the campus by midnight.
The outage is believed to have been caused by water intrusion into an underground switching station near the Haas School of Business on the east side of the campus.
No injuries due to the outage were reported, but several people were trapped in elevators in 15 campus buildings.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2002/03/08_outage.html   (239 words)

 American Red Cross
Connecting a cord from the generator to a point on the permanent wiring system and backfeeding power to your home is an unsafe method to supply a building during a power outage.
When power comes back on, it may come back with momentary "surges" or "spikes" that can damage equipment such as computers and motors in appliances like the air conditioner, refrigerator, washer, or furnace.
If the power may be out for a prolonged period, plan to go to another location (relative, friend, or public facility) that has heat to keep warm.
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/0,1082,0_133_,00.html   (1673 words)

 CNN.com - Power returns to most areas hit by blackout - Aug. 15, 2003
Power was restored Friday night to most of New York and other parts of the United States and Canada affected by the widespread flout that struck those areas Thursday.
Outages were also reported in Erie, Pennsylvania; Ottawa, Canada; Niagara Falls in New York and Ontario; and other cities in Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey.
The power outage has cost New York City over a half-billion dollars in lost revenue, according to preliminary estimates from the City Council.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/08/15/power.outage   (1240 words)

 NIP: News/PowerOutage main page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Immunization providers, in consultation with public health or individual vaccine manufacturers, may use the information provided here and through the manufacturers' help lines to determine which vaccines, if any, in their practices should not be used.
Power was affected in 8 states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York (including New York City), Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
This applies only to vaccine that was maintained in the refrigerator for the duration of the power outage and is maintained at the required temperature once power is restored.
www.cdc.gov /nip/news/PowerOutage.htm   (792 words)

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Some two million people were hit by the outage, which plunged busy intersections into chaos, jammed cars on the freeways and sent office workers streaming out of downtown buildings to mill about on sidewalks.
The resulting power surge triggered a safety mechanism that shut the system down, Hughes said, knocking out power for more half the city's four million people as well as some surrounding communities and north into the San Fernando Valley.
Power was largely restored within 90 minutes, but the outage jangled nerves in Los Angeles one day after a masked man thought to be an al Qaeda associate threatened America's second-largest city in a videotape released on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
today.reuters.com /business/newsarticle.aspx?type=tnBusinessNews&storyID=nN12366749   (514 words)

 What To Do In A Power Outage - WCPO.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A power outage refers to those times when regular electric service has been interrupted by damage to power lines or power stations due to storms, floods, land slides, earthquakes, and so on.
In some cases, this may mean purchasing a back-up power supply such as a generator or going to a health care facility that has back-up power.
Power generators should never be plugged into your home's main electrical panel as this may result in serious injury or death to utility personnel working to restore power.
www.wcpo.com /weather/tips/powerout.html   (601 words)

 Power Outage Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Power outages can be caused by a number of things, including bad weather, trees coming in contact with electric lines or equipment, motor vehicle accidents, equipment failure, animals and vandalism.
Be prepared for a power outage with a basic emergency kit containing flashlights, battery-operated radios (for news bulletins) and a supply of fresh batteries.
If the power outage is extensive or there are rotating outages, there will be announcements on local stations.
www.mid.org /services/business/powerout-bus.htm   (1030 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Where it's not, we'll be restoring from recent backups and replaying all the changes since that time, to get to the current point in time, but in good shape.
We'll be providing more technical details later, for those curious, on the power failure (when we learn more), the database details, and the recovery process.
In the past we've always trusted Internap's insanely redundant power and UPS systems, but now that this has happened to us twice, we realize the first time wasn't a total freak coincidence.
www.livejournal.com /powerloss   (533 words)

 Recharged, But Not Out Of Woods - CBS News
Power was officially restored to the entire city at 9:03 p.m.
The number of customers without power dropped to about 50,000 statewide, but power company DTE said it could be the end of the weekend before everyone's power was restored.
With power back for most of New York, some of the Midwest, especially Detroit and Cleveland, were still struggling as Blackout 2003 headed into its second full day, CBS News’ Jim Acosta reports.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/08/14/national/main568346.shtml   (1558 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | London | Power cut causes chaos
Power returned to the system at about 1900 BST and the rail and tube network took several hours before most services resumed normal operations.
Network Rail said about 1,800 trains were affected by the power cut, caused by a fault with the National Grid.
Stations and trains were evacuated as commuters using the Tube were plunged into darkness and some were stuck underground as the power went off at about 1820 BST.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/london/3189755.stm   (509 words)

 Safety | Intdoor Tips | Power Outages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If they are, you're most likely a part of a larger power outage.
If power has been restored to your area, but your power has not come back on, the problem may be in the service panel that's attached to the outside of your home.
Assume the power line is "energized" and stay away while warning others of danger.
www.smud.org /safety/indoors/outage.html   (417 words)

 New York power outage | MetaFilter
Our power is back on in NJ, but my wife is in NYC and is walking down the stairs from the 15th floor, she hears people screaming in the elevator.
Power in still on in the street from what I can see, but it kind of looks like power in buildings across the street is out.
Although I don't necessarily think all nuclear power plants are evil, it was interesting to learn from the news today that nuclear power plants require outside electricity to run and rely on fuel-burning plants, which is why the nuclear plants in the area were shut down.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/27665   (10008 words)

 Burning Questions - The Official FeedBurner Weblog: FeedBurner Outage
While we have worked hard this past year on a robust network design to prevent any single source of failure from bringing down the system, we are currently hosted in one network center at Equinix.
Some time after Midnight EST Saturday, Equinix lost power due to a fire in one of the city's central power stations.
The datacenter our servers are located lost power and of course the huge array of batteries (I think it could run something like 20 hours at current capacity since not many people are in there) failed.
www.burningdoor.com /feedburner/archives/001280.html   (693 words)

 L.A. Observed: Big power outage ***   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The outage began in the San Fernando Valley, where at least one of the stations is located, then spread to downtown, the Wilshire corridor and West Los Angeles around 1 p.m.
Power was out for about half an hour in most places; as of 2 p.m., some parts of the city still were without power.
• CBS2 says a DWP employee inadvertently cut a power cable at a substation in West L.A. Two thoughts about that: I hope he or she is OK (and stops shaking before too long.) And I'd like to see those wire cutters.
www.laobserved.com /archive/2005/09/big_power_outage_1.html   (522 words)

 BREITBART.COM - Power Outage Hits Parts of Downtown L.A.
The flout cut power to as many as 1,000 customers and affected City Hall, the Los Angeles County Hall of Administration and police headquarters at Parker Center, said Gale Harris, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Power failures last month affected 2 million people on Sept. 12 and 40,000 customers in downtown and neighborhoods to the east on Sept. 23.
The Sept. 12 outage lasted 1 1/2 hours and happened after a utility crew mistakenly cut several lines in the San Fernando Valley.
www.breitbart.com /news/2005/10/11/D8D60G9O2.html   (208 words)

 Troubled Times: '96 Power Outage
A massive power outage hit the western half of the US on the day of the Independence Day movie's initial West Coast screenings, July 2, 1996.
This caused a cascading power surge and resulting failure in all of the main power stations and substations along the grid serving the Northeastern U.S. and southeastern Ontario, resulting in one of the greatest flouts in U.S history, leaving over 30 million customers in the dark for over 12 hours.
You may recall that the Adam Beck Power Plant was identified as "the cause" for the outage...a "faulty relay" supposedly.
www.zetatalk.com /theword/tword07f.htm   (698 words)

 Washington Electric Co-op - Electrical Safety
The power line could energize the fence for several thousand yards, creating a hazard along the entire fence line.
These are the lines that bring power to smaller groups of members who live on the same road or share the same hillside.
Often, power is restored to these members as the main lines are re-energized.
www.washingtonco-op.com /pages/whatif.htm   (1075 words)

 Technorati Tag: power outage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Protect Computer during Power Outage APC protects your business from desktop to data centers.
Power Trip January 5th, 2006 Last night there was a flout in my area for a few hours.
Power Outage at Shopping.com Find, compare and buy products in categories ranging from UPS systems devices to tools and hardware.
technorati.com /tag/power+outage   (517 words)

 del.icio.us: continued hiccups
Due to the power outage earlier in the week, we are dealing with a number of continued hiccups.
This appears to be largely due to a RAID failure after our power outage earlier in the week - one of the indexes became corrupted and crashed the master database; for some reason the slaves replicated bad data from the master and then ended up crashing infinitely.
Mistakes happen, power outages do occur, and no website is up 100% of the time (even the most "reliable" ones).
blog.del.icio.us /blog/2005/12/continued_hiccu.html#comment-12243879   (11081 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Power Outage Hits Major U.S., Canadian Cities
Bryan Lee, a spokesman for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told the Reuters news service that the problem was caused by an outage at a Manhattan power plant that destabilized the power grid about 4 p.m..
Many people were gathering around cars on the streets to listen to radio reports about the power outage.
If power is still off tomorrow in Connecticut where the Nasdaq Stock Market's main computers are located, the market has duplicate backup systems in Rockville.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A59083-2003Aug14?language=printer   (943 words)

 PGE - Safety & Outages - Outages: Power Out? What To Do
If your lights are very dim or bright once power is restored, turn off the power at the breaker or fuse box and call PGE.
If your lights are very dim or bright once power is restored, or if some equipment doesn’t operate properly, turn off the power at the service panel and call PGE.
In the unlikely event that there is not enough power available to meet customer demand, PGE will respond by implementing a rotating outage: a temporary (about one hour) controlled interruption in service.
www.portlandgeneral.com /safety_and_outage/outage/power_out.asp   (540 words)

 Blackout stalls holiday rush -- stores close, traffic a mess / INVESTIGATION: Sabotage ruled out, but cause still a ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The power failure that darkened much of San Francisco at the height of the holiday shopping season stretched into Sunday night for thousands of residents, while PG&E officials struggled to explain a fire at an unmanned substation that turned out so many lights.
By about 12:30 p.m., power had been turned on to about 3,500 customers in the Sunset, Twin Peaks and parts of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods.
Fagan said he wouldn't be surprised if the group of thugs had taken advantage of the power failure to rob the clinic, called Alternative Herbal Health Services.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/12/22/MNG4E3SBBR1.DTL   (1348 words)

 Power Outage
You cannot refill the tank during a power outage.
Wait at least 15 minutes after power is restored before turning on other appliances.
If you are on life support, register with your utility company, and have a backup power supply on hand.
www.doh.wa.gov /Topics/power.htm   (645 words)

 Perl NOC: Power outage in Los Angeles, perl.org down
Apparently there's a Really Big power outage here in Los Angeles.
At my house the power flicked enough for the UPS to click in and for things not on the UPS to reboot, but there's power just fine now so I didn't think anything of it.
I'll have some fun getting everything running again when the power comes back down there (Robert is traveling today).
log.perl.org /2005/09/power_outage_in.html   (140 words)

 DreamHost Blog » Power Outage Update
From here, it looks to me like you lost power on running servers due to lack of an automated shutdown, or inadequate UPS capacity, neither of which are things I want to keep paying you to not plan for, and I look forward to a post-mortem report that says different.
We were hit by a power outage, not a cat 5 huricane.
The Power Outage in entire Los Angeles in September and a massive DDoS attack in December.
blog.dreamhost.com /2005/09/12/power-outage-update   (7898 words)

 'Whoops,' and L.A. Has a Two-Hour Blackout
Monday's power loss came a day after ABC News, on the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, aired a videotape of a purported al Qaeda member threatening attacks against Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.
The Department of Water and Power, which serves 1.5 million customers, was one of the few utilities to emerge unscathed from California's electricity crisis in the summer of 2000.
When Enron Corp. and other companies gamed the system and prompted widespread power shortages, the department found itself in the enviable position of selling power to utilities across the state, according to James Bushnell, the research director at the Energy Institute at the University of California at Berkeley.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/12/AR2005091201791.html   (577 words)

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