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The Takeaway

Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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WNYC News

Wily Raccoon Knocks Power Out in Summit, NJ

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Spokesman Gerry Ricciardi said the animal crawled under a fence and on top of "an energized piece of electric equipment" at the Summit substation.

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WNYC News

NY Commission Probing Sandy Holds Public Hearing

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The commission authorized by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to investigate utility companies and how they dealt with Sandy has held its first public hearing.

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Essay | For Many, Life in the Dark on Long Island

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

When the power first went out last Monday in parts of my neighborhood, Floral Park, my parents and I hoped it’d be back on in a matter of hours. But the wait turned into days, and cold nights. So I had to spend much of the day at my aunt’s, working, before coming home to a cold house in the evening.

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Coping in the Dark, Long Islanders Learn to Live With Less Power

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Long Islanders are finding ways to do more than less, as a whopping 646,512 customers remain without power island-wide. It’s been tough, but they’re finding ways to cope, as the latest estimates from the Long Island Power Authority are likely to leave them in the dark for seven to ten days.

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The Takeaway

The Aftermath of Friday's Thunderstorms Continue to Wreak Havoc along East Coast

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Three million without power, and with thermometers rising into the 90s and 100s, a lack of air conditioning has been a real problem. The cause: Friday's thunderstorms that devastated a large portion of the East Coast. Find out what residents and city officials are doing to cope.

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The Takeaway

Thousands Still Without Power After Mid-Atlantic Storms

Monday, July 02, 2012

Tens of thousands of people in the Mid-Atlantic spent the weekend without power after an unexpected group of violent thunderstorms ripped across the region Friday night. 

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Cuomo Slams Long Island Electricity Providers for Outages

Friday, September 02, 2011

With tens of thousands of households still without power, Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped into the utility responsible for Long Island's electricity network.

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