Millions across the South are without power Thursday as a fast-moving Zeta barrels northeast as a tropical storm with dangerous winds threatening to spread more misery along the East Coast.
Power company Southern California Edison told state regulators that its equipment may have ignited one of a pair of fast-moving wildfires in Orange County, Calif., that have prompted evacuation orders for 80,000 people.
Energy firms and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast were bracing on Tuesday for another test as Hurricane Zeta, the 11th hurricane of the season, entered the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil producers on Monday were evacuating offshore production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as the 27th named storm of the season strengthened overnight and looked likely to threaten the United States as a hurricane.
Hundreds of thousands of customers are without power in northern and central California Monday after the nation's largest utility conducted its largest shutoff of the year to prevent wildfires.
The nation's largest utility will cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers Sunday as California faces its most dangerous winds of the year in a state that's already endured the worst wildfire season in history.
The growing risk of devastating wildfires in California has resulted in insurance companies dropping tens of thousands of homeowners in the most vulnerable communities, according to a new state report.
Tens of thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers in North California may have their power out until Friday after the utility said it was cutting power due to high winds raising the risk of wildfires.
Tens of thousands of Pacific Gas and Electric customers in Northern California could lose their power as early as Wednesday night, one week after planned outages rippled through the region.
Damage estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa and some other parts of the Midwest in August are growing, with the total now at $7.5 billion, according to a new report.
It has been a disastrous wildfire season in California, with more than 8,500 blazes burning more than 6,400 square miles (16,000 square kilometers) since the start of the year.
A return of bone-dry humidity and gusty winds Wednesday in Northern Calfornia during the peak of wildfire season is expected to result in power outages for tens of thousands of customers that could last until Friday.
The nation's largest utility warned customers on Monday it may have to cut power to portions of 21 counties in Northern California due to the region expected to see strong winds and high temperatures that may lead to wildfires.
Hurricane season 2020 is not the norm when it comes to prices at the pump.
The nation's largest utility said Sunday it may need to cut power in parts of Northern California this week due to increasing wildfire risk as its equipment is being investigated for possible links to another blaze.
The first statewide power outages in California in nearly 20 years that left the state with rolling blackouts in August was due to a combination of factors that included an "extreme heat storm," according to a report released Tuesday.
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said he expects the number of lost acres will climb even more as growers move deeper into the harvest.
Hurricane Delta may hit the oil patch which is still recovering from Hurricane Laura.
The scope of destruction from a blaze in California's famed Napa Valley wine region is mounting as the state has seen a record number of acres scorched by wildfires in 2020.
Another round of broiling heat across much of California on Thursday has spurred the state's power grid operator to ask residents to conserve electricity to avoid rolling blackouts.