Hurricane Matthew made landfall in South Carolina at 8 a.m. this morning. So far, 178,000 people are already out of power in the Palmetto State and authorities have warned of “strong winds and dangerous storm surges.” Matthew is expected to stay on course and reach North Carolina this afternoon.
South Park was unable to meet its deadline for the first time in its 240+ episode history because of a power outage. That's 17 straight seasons of somehow making things work on a short deadline until now. What a bummer!
Power outages can be seriously obnoxious. No Internet, no TV, no lights. On top of that, they can be dangerous, especially in the cold. A prolonged outage is always a danger during a serious storm, no matter the kind. And while it might not happen, you always want to be prepared.
A storm this weekend knocked out power to millions of buildings in the mid-Atlantic region. About 443,000 lost electricity in the Washington, DC area, and over 200,000 outages occurred in southern New Jersey. The utilities that serve those two markets, Pepco and Atlantic City Electric—say it might take until midnight…
Yesterday, a sweeping power outage left six million people without power in the Southwest—including a huge swath of San Diegans. The result? An Emerald City that shined in patches, not flares. And it's actually kind of beautiful.
A very, very brief power outage at a Toshiba factory forced the company to completely halt operations at the critical plant. This could mean as much as a 20% drop in chip shipments which could lead to product shortages everywhere.