Texas residents cling to hope as deep freeze continues

Central Texans have lived through a nightmare that they haven't woken up from as the deadly deep freeze slogs into its seventh day. "It's kind of been like the apocalypse. We did not prepare to lose power, that's not something we ever thought was going to happen," said Shelby Michalewicz, owner and operator of Tiny … Continue reading Texas residents cling to hope as deep freeze continues

Texas’s Power Grid Disaster Is Only The Beginning

Record-setting cold and snowfall in Texas has in turn caused dramatic power outages and rolling blackouts across the state. Texans stuck in powered-off apartments with no way to warm themselves have fled to “warming centers.” A few have died from carbon monoxide poisoning trying to warm themselves with a car. The mess with the Texas power grid is only … Continue reading Texas’s Power Grid Disaster Is Only The Beginning

Walmart has temporarily closed 500 stores as severe winter weather dumps snow and causes frigid temperatures in parts of the US

According to a tracker on Walmart’s website, 501 stores are currently shut down, from Texas to Kentucky, due to Winter Storm Uri, which has dumped snow and ice and caused frigid temperatures in the South since last week. “Due to winter storms in many areas of the US, we’re closing some locations for the safety of our … Continue reading Walmart has temporarily closed 500 stores as severe winter weather dumps snow and causes frigid temperatures in parts of the US

Cold snap leaves 8 million in Texas, Mexico without power

A rare deep freeze in Texas that raised demand for power forced the state’s electric grid operator on Monday to impose rotating blackouts, leaving 4 million customers without power even as temperatures dipped to teeth-chattering levels.The cold snap sweeping Texas reached the northern part of neighboring Mexico as well, where authorities said 4.7 million users … Continue reading Cold snap leaves 8 million in Texas, Mexico without power

Extreme Heatwave Could Bring Blackouts In New York City, DC and Chicago

An upcoming heat wave could lead to power outages in the central and eastern U.S., including the major metropolitan areas of New York City, Washington and Chicago, experts say. As temperatures rise and more people turn to their air conditioners for relief, the demand for power can become overwhelming. Power companies are preparing for the worst and asking customers to be mindful … Continue reading Extreme Heatwave Could Bring Blackouts In New York City, DC and Chicago

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

A massive dust storm hit many parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 30, 2018, killing three people. The storm disrupted traffic and caused power outages in many locations and uprooted multiple trees, an official said. One person was killed after a wooden shaft collapsed on him in Gonda while two laborers died … Continue reading Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

New England braces for fourth round of heavy snow

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/02/14/winter-weather-new-england-boston-huricane-winds/23406815/ MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — As light snow began to fall here Saturday afternoon, residents braced for a fourth round of heavy snow in less than a a month across New England, as the latest storm threatened to deliver life-threatening blizzards, hurricane-force winds, whiteouts and widespread power outages. During a late-afternoon briefing, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker called … Continue reading New England braces for fourth round of heavy snow