On Monday, May 11th, we had a surge of power through our house so great, that it magnified the brightness of our lightbulbs tenfold.  The lights and one of the circuits proceeded to burn out, and the surge fried anything that was plugged in—as a strong burst of magnetic energy would. Even a surge strip did not keep the cable box from being fried. This type of situation has never occurred in our home in over 50 years. The event occurred at a little after 13:00 pm CST, or 18:00 UTC. No source was found for the surge, only a fried wire, which had caused a burning smell in the home. Certainly a malfunctioning wire, more than like fried by the surge as well, would not cause a surge in power, but a reduction in it. Would the Zetas care to comment on whether we are now experiencing  EMPs from PX on a more frequent basis? If so, would it be recommended that all electronics not in use be disconnected from their power source? Space was relatively quiet, but the magnetosphere was fluctuating widely. [and from another] http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news... The cut was said to have been caused by an electrical surge. People in the area say "Smoke was coming from the electric cupboard from 86 Deansgate when the power surge hit. 4 fire engines responded to the call". Jade Barrow is a receptionist at 86 Deansgate, and said the whole building shook. She said: "The firemen explained to me that an electrical surge is like 2 magnets hitting each other. That's why it all shook because of the force."  [and from another]http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3863141%3ABlogPost%... May 15. After 15 days with approximately 300 hours of missing data, it appears the uninterrupted BATSRUS RCM image feed has resumed.

Air France 447 in 2009 and Malaysia 370 and the recent Germanwings A320 are in the news because they impact the airline industry, and the blame thus placed elsewhere. To date, pilot suicide, storms, and bad pilot judgement have been used, and how is the public to know otherwise? Electric trains such as the Disney Monorail  and DC Metro crash incidents in 2009 and the recent Amtrak 188 go into investigation while talking heads murmur about safety devices or track maintenance or mechanical failure, which ultimately get the blame.  

It is only when the public is broadly affected that the public can get a hint that something else is afoot. Cell phones are regularly having disrupted service but the blame is placed on blocked access to towers or bad weather. The blackberry outage in 2008 was blamed on a software glitch. If the public is frankly being lied to, engineers responsible for maintaining equipment and the grid are not fooled. The talk has spilled over into the press, or into conversations with the public. During the Washington DC blackout, the electrical problem was described at first by the Washington Post as a “surge”. 

This is a key determinant between a failed electrical system, a simple outage, and electro-magnetic pulse. Pulse is a surge, and the sudden increase in the amount of magnetons and their associated electrons, such that equipment controlled by a steady pace of either particle flow goes into a runaway state. When equipment is guarded by surge protection, to guard against lightning strikes, it will shut down, as a brownout situation can damage equipment. But unless a lightning strike was present, there can be no excuse for a pulse or surge other than the presence of the charged tail of Planet X, aka Nibiru.  

What can the public expect? As cell phone service and cable TV via satellite continues to degrade, as airplanes increasingly crash during complete electronics failure or are forced to land with smoke in their cockpits, as electric trains surge off the tracks and brakes fail, as transformers explode at dams and on the grid, and as residential lights flicker and erratic and unexplained and spotty blackouts descend, the public can expect endless inane excuses from the establishment. The truth will be withheld because mankind is so dependent upon his electrical systems and equipment that the thought of being without is unthinkable. It is mass denial. 

Source: ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for May 23, 2015

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Comment by M. Difato on September 18, 2018 at 9:47pm

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Indian pilot saves 370 lives by manually landing plane after all flight systems failPublished time: 18 Sep, 2018 12:20
An Air India plane with some 370 passengers on board escaped disaster by just a whisker as it managed to land safely despite a concurrence of adverse conditions.
According to NDTV, the plane from New Delhi to New York was supposed to land at JFK airport on September 11, but landed in Newark instead because of a series of technical failures, bad weather and low fuel.
The commander in charge of the 15-hour flight could be heard fretting approximately 38 minutes prior to landing, as he called Air Traffic Control in New York to say: “We're really, you know, stuck, and there’s no fuel.”
Flight AI-101 Captain Rustom Palia went on to described how there was only one radioaltimeter functioning and the Traffic Collision and Avoidance System had failed.
In a stomach-twisting account of the technical faults they were facing, Palia added that there was “no Auto-land, no wind-shear systems, [no] Auto Speed Brake, and the Auxiliary Power Unit is unserviceable as well.
Prospects became even bleaker when the pilots discovered they couldn't even rely on the automatic landing system, namely the Instrument Landing System (ILS) receivers.
These are crucial for a plane landing on the right path in bad weather, which the Boeing 777-300 was in the process of doing that day.
“Basically, we've got a single source radio altimeter, we have a Traffic Collision and Avoidance System failure,” the commander of Air India 777-300 reported to Air Traffic Control in New York via radio.
The plane miraculously managed to safely land in Newark, where emergency teams had gathered on standby as a precaution.
 Boeing B-777: Fly-ByWire
Flight Controls PDF: http://www.davi.ws/avionics/TheAvionicsHandbook_Cap_11.pdf

Comment by M. Difato on September 13, 2018 at 3:51pm

Plane makes emergency landing in Boston after engine issue leads to smoke and gas-like odour filling cabin


  An engine-related issue forced an Iberia Airways flight en route to Madrid to make and emergency landing at Boston's Logan Airport.

The Boston Globe reports an Iberia Airways spokeswoman says the plane landed without incident and there were no injuries to any of the 265 passengers.

The flight originated Tuesday (Sept. 11) around 9:15pm (local time) at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The spokeswoman said about 90 minutes into the flight crew members noticed an engine-related issue. The plane landed safely in Boston.

Melissa Miller, of New York, says she was on the flight and that passengers "knew something was up" when a smoke and gas-like odour filled the cabin.."


British Airways London-Calgary flight makes emergency landing after 'cockpit fills with fumes'


  A British Airways flight from London to Calgary, had to make an emergency landing at a remote Canadian airport after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed "safely" in Iqaluit Airport in Nunavut where at least one passenger was reportedly treated by medics.

The passenger flight landed in temperatures of around 1C at 7.20pm local time (11.20pm BST) after taking off from Heathrow at 6.30pm on Wednesday (Sept. 12).

Canadian media said the plane’s pilots wore oxygen masks as they diverted to the airport on Baffin Island. British Airways said the landing was a precaution after a "possible technical issue"..."

An Iqaluit firefighter can be seen standing at the door of a British Airways jet on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 13, about an hour and a half after the aircraft made an emergency landing in Iqaluit. (PHOTO BY FRANK REARDON)  http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674british_airways_jet_makes...


Manhole Fire Spreads to Basement in Stuy Town, Forcing Evacuation of Building: FDNY


 A three-alarm electrical fire in the basement of a Stuyvesant Town building forced an evacuation of the 13-story building as fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze Tuesday evening (Sept. 11).

The FDNY says the fire started inside a manhole in front of 330 First Ave., near 18th Street, then spread to the basement of the building there.

Firefighters evacuated the 13-story building. No injuries were reported. 

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene. A cause is under investigation. 


Power outages across Morris and Passaic counties after fire at JCP&L substation


 "..As many as 350 other people throughout Morris County were without power at one point.

Using electrical generators, officials in Riverdale restored power to traffic lights on Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale police said.


Manhole fire causes smoke to fill Manhattan streets


 MANHATTAN — Emergency responders are investigating a manhole fire and possible power outages in Lower Manhattan on Friday (Sept. 7), according to FDNY.

  Fire officials responded to Walter Street and Broadway, bordering Chinatown and Tribeca, at 10:56 a.m., FDNY officials said.

A small fire was seen in the area, and smoke filled the streets, video on the Citizen app showed.

There are also reports of power outages, and Con Ed is responding to the scene, FDNY officials said.


Underground electrical issue closes downtown street


 TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A major road closure is in place in downtown Toledo for an electrical problem in a manhole. (Sept. 10) Southbound Summit Street is closed near the intersection of Summit and Jefferson.

Toledo Fire officials tell 13abc on scene that Toledo Edison crews noticed smoke coming from a manhole just before 11:00 AM. Edison crews are investigating a bundle of wires that feed businesses in the area. It's believed that one of the wires is smoldering.

Officials also say that water is being pumped out of the manhole involved. It appears at this time that no businesses are being affected by the wire issue.." 


An errant squirrel likely started 4,500-acre fire in Benton City


  BENTON CITY, Wash. — A squirrel that caused a short circuit in a electric transformer is suspected of starting a 4,500-acre wildfire that threatened 50 homes in the Benton City area over the holiday weekend.

Investigators are still putting together a final report on the cause of the blaze that started in a backyard along Wagon Wheel PR Northwest about 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 8) .

When firefighters arrived, they couldn’t immediately reach the burning area, said Chief Ron Duncan, Benton County Fire District 2.


Power restored in Moody after substation fire


 MOODY, Texas (KWTX) Power has been restored in Moody where a substation fire early Thursday morning knocked out service to most of the town and forced school officials to cancel classes for the day.

Extracurricular activities scheduled for Thursday evening will go on as planned, district officials said.

The Moody Fire Department responded to the fire at around 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

The outage left the Moody ISD’s administration building and high school without power so district officials chose to cancel all classes for the day.

Comment by M. Difato on September 4, 2018 at 2:02am

 Smoke in cockpit forces plane to land at Shreveport Regional Airport


 Posted:  August 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM CDT - Updated August 30 at 1:49 PM

 United Airlines flight 4309 was heading to Louisville from Houston

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A United Airlines plane, with smoke in the cockpit, made an emergency landing Thursday morning at Shreveport Regional Airport. It happened shortly before 11: 30 a.m. in the 5100 block of Hollywood Avenue, near Monkhouse Drive.

Officials say Flight 4309 was heading to Louisville, Kentucky from Houston, Texas.

No injuries were reported..."


Hyderabad: Air Asia flight makes emergency landing at RGI airport



 Posted: Sep 02,2018 , 12:40 PM IST

 An Air Asia flight made an emergency landing at Rajiv Gandhi International airport after the pilots detected smoke in the air.

The flight was on its way to Bangalore from Amritsar. The Air Traffic Control (ATC) announced an emergency as the pilots of flight no 1629 informed them. 

The plane landed safely here on Saturday night and passengers are reported to be safe. 


Comment by M. Difato on August 22, 2018 at 3:59pm

Massive Power Outage Hits Athens


Most parts of Athens were without electricity early Wednesday afternoon (Aug 22) after a fault crippled the power supply system in the Greek capital.

Suburbs from as far south as Glyfada to Kifisia in the north were all affected.

According to the Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE), the fault was caused by damage to the high voltage center in Pallini, east of Athens.

The fire service has been receiving calls from people trapped into elevators.

Traffic was at standstill as the traffic lights were are off.

Some metro services were also affected.

Comment by M. Difato on August 16, 2018 at 3:24pm

Philadelphia bound flight makes emergency landing due to odor


 PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A jetliner bound for Philadelphia had to make an emergency landing in North Carolina after a mysterious odor filled the cabin.
The passengers of Frontier Airlines Flight 1674 finally landed at Philadelphia International Airport around 5 a.m. Thursday (Aug 16); the plane was originally scheduled to land at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The plane, which took off from Orlando, had to be diverted to Raleigh-Durham with 230 passengers and seven crew members aboard..." 



Major Power Outage At Reagan National Airport In VA, Generator Providing Lights To Terminals

 Airport managers are trying to determine what caused the power outage.

ARLINGTON, VA -- There was a widespread power outage at Reagan National Airport on Wednesday night.

Arrival and departure flights were halted temporarily, but have since resumed operations.

The runway lights were still working, as well as some of the lights on the outside.

The terminal itself; however, was dark while the airport operated with emergency lighting.


Airport authorities are working to restore power and said an emergency generator was smoking. The fire department arrived and determined it was only smoke.

The cause of the outage is unknown at this time.


NYC Subway Delays: Train Slams Brakes At Canal Street


 NEW YORK, NY — A train slamming its brakes in Lower Manhattan delayed four subway lines and forced express trains to run local Wednesday morning. The MTA warned of delays on the N, Q, R and W lines after the train's brakes were automatically activated at Canal Street.

The kerfuffle rerouted N and Q trains over the local R line between DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn and Canal Street, the MTA said. Normal service resumed shortly before 10:10 a.m.

That wasn't the first time a train unexpectedly hit the brakes on Wednesday (Aug 15) . A similar incident happened at Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn around 8:20 a.m., forcing A trains to run local.

Switch problems at 215th Street in Inwood also delayed northbound 1 trains Wednesday morning, the MTA said, though service resumed about 20 minutes later.


PG&E equipment fails, knocks out power, manhole cover goes airborne outside San Jose's Main Jail


 Santa Clara County sheriff's officials and PG&E crews responded to a loud noise Wednesday — which some may have described as an explosion — outside the county's Main Jail in San Jose, after a failure of some PG&E equipment.

The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m.(Aug 8) in the 800 block of North San Pedro Street, and blew a manhole cover into the air.

PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said no one was injured but 90 customers lost power.

Movements in and out of the jail were limited to essential services like medical calls, according to sheriff's Sgt. Reginald Cooks, who said the power went down briefly at the jail until a generator kicked in.


Power outage jolts Monticello area, affects some businesses




HJ photo/Michael Johnson

Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s Monticello substation blew a transformer late Monday afternoon, knocking out power from Monticello and Reynolds down to Yeoman.

MONTICELLO — About 2,523 Northern Indiana Public Service Company customers in the Monticello area were without electric power for almost three hours Monday (Aug 13).

The cause was a transformer failing at the 1st Street substation in Monticello, so the power supply had an equipment failure, according to NIPSCO spokeswoman Denise Rodriguez.

NIPSCO received the first call reporting the outages about 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Rodriguez stated in an email report.

Comment by M. Difato on August 15, 2018 at 11:03pm

Chicago-bound flight makes emergency landing in North Carolina


  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WLS) -- An American Airlines flight headed to Chicago made an emergency landing Wednesday morning (Aug 15) shortly after taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

Several witnesses reported seeing flames coming from the airplane while it was in the sky. Matthew Snellings, a passenger on Flight 1668, said he heard a loud noise and felt brisk movement as the plane ascended. The plane continued to climb and circled the airport.

He said he couldn't see smoke or flames, since he was sitting far from the engines. Snellings said he overheard another passenger talking about seeing smoke coming from an engine.

Snellings said the pilot gave passengers updates as the situation unfolded. The pilot declared an emergency after there was a "pressure stall" in one of the engines.

American Airlines officials said the problem was a mechanical issue, not an engine fire...


Norway's Mongstad Oil Refinery Shut After Power Outage


 Norway's Mongstad oil refinery stopped production on Wednesday (Aug 15) following a power outage and it was unclear when output would restart, operator Equinor said.

The unexpected outage happened at 0830 GMT during routine maintenance on the site's power supply, triggering an evacuation of most workers.

"The power is back at Mongstad, but the refinery remains shut. We have no indications yet when it can restart normal activities," company spokesman Morten Eek said. "The refinery was running at normal operational level before the outage."


Port Neches plant reports flaring due to power outage


 A Port Neches plant reported flaring at their Spur 136 facility due to a power loss Thursday afternoon.

TPC Group Port Neches said in an alert just before 1:40 p.m. Thursday that their "Emergency Response Team is responding to the situation to mitigate the issue safely and in a timely manner."

"At this time, we do not expect any impact to our employees, industrial or community neighbors," the alert said.


LyondellBasell Tuscola chemical plant power failure results in flaring, company says


 TUSCOLA — At about 1 p.m. today (Aug 5) the LyondellBasell chemical plant in Tuscola experienced a power failure that resulted in significant flaring, the company said in a news release this evening.

The company said flares are a safety feature designed to securely burn excess material during an operational interruption, which cannot be recovered or recycled.

"The black smoke seen at the plant is associated with the flare, which is caused by a loss of steam in the flare system. There is no fire at the plant and there were no injuries as a result of this incident," the company said.."


Manhole explosions cause power outage on East Side


  EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A pair of underground explosions sent smoke and steam shooting through manholes and led to a power outage and temporary street closures on Manhattan's East Side .
It happened before 2 a.m. Wednesday (Aug 15) at 38th Street near 2nd Avenue.
Residents shared video of smoke billowing up through the street. No injuries were reported.
The blast knocked out power to some homes and businesses in the area.."



 "Major commercial power disruption" cause for Inland Celluar outage

 Surges, spikes destroyed battery backups and generators, damaged essential hardware and information


 Idaho, Aug 13, 2018 -Inland Cellular is currently experiencing a voice network outage due to a major commercial power disruption, according to a company release. This outage caused surges and spikes, which destroyed battery backups and generators, damaging essential hardware and information.

No estimates were made available on when the outage will be restored.

Release Statement : “We are in the process of restoring the information needed to run our voice network. We are working with our business partners to set up alternative routes for voice traffic until our switch is fully functional. Currently, equipment is being flown via three private jets from various parts of the country to restore our service. We understand the severity of this situation and we are exhausting all resources to solve this problem as quickly as possible. Voice services will not be restored today; our target resolution is Monday evening. We will continue to update our target resolution time as we work to resolve this unfortunate incident.”

“The information needed to run the backup systems was damaged so severely that we are unable to implement our backup voice switch..."


Wildfire near Maryneal blamed on shorted transformer


 (Photo: Sweetwater Fire Department and Ambulance Service)

 A shorted transformer is blamed for starting a wildfire that grew to 487 acres near Maryneal on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.


Electrical vault fire causes thousands to lose power in Riverside

 (Posted Aug 12, 2018) - https://abc7.com/electrical-vault-fire-causes-riverside-power-outag...


Power is restored after hydro line shorts out in Sudbury's west end



CCFD: Downed power line causes fence, gas meter to catch fire


 Corpus Christi TX – Firefighters with the Corpus Christi Fire Department had to evacuate a couple of Flour Bluff residents from their homes after a downed power line caused a fence and gas meter to catch fire.

The fire broke out around 4:00 pm Saturday afternoon (Aug 4) around Cartagena and Vega Drive in Flour Bluff.

When firefighters arrived, they had to call out for AEP crews to power down the electric lines and Corpus Christi Gas workers to shut off the gas to a couple of homes.

For safety precautions due to a gas meter on fire, firefighters asked a couple of residents to evacuate their homes and move across the street.

When gas and electric services were shut off, firefighters were able to knock out the fire.."


Gregg County woods fire possibly started by power line


 GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Fire crews responded to a woods fire in Gregg County.

According to officials, they are responding to a fire near Highway 42 and Harrison Road in Gregg County. The call initially reported a wildfire threatening structures, however, crews made quick work of controlling the fire. 

 It was also reported to be near a "tank farm."

White Oak Fire Department responded to the scene. 

According to a firefighter on the scene, a power line may have been the cause of the fire.


Early video: Downed power line starts & delays attack on garage fire in NJ


 ".. A downed power line started a vehicle and garage fire Tuesday in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The arcing power line delayed the attack on the fire for about 40 minutes until the power was cut. 



Related Zeta Talk,

 "..EMP causes a surge so that all around the transmission lines are heated to the melting point and even metal burns under such circumstances. Nancy’s Newsletters have featured the increase in EMP fires  in Europe and the coast-to-coast outage in the USA, all of which hint at what mankind can expect. Today man expects isolated homes to be rebuilt after fires, but may soon find he must cluster in fireproof enclaves. Today man expects his electrical grid to serve his every need but may soon be forced to learn to live without the grid. Change is coming.

Source: ZetaTalk Chat Q&A for July 31, 2017

Comment by Juan F Martinez on August 15, 2018 at 2:17pm

System meltdown halts all flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport  8-15-2018  All in and outbound flights have been suspended at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport due to a technical issue with air traffic control systems at the transport hub.
The problem began shortly after 1pm local time, the ANP news agency is reporting.

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) said the problems at the airport are due to a “communications failure” in lower airspace.

Dutch Air Traffic Control said it was caused by technical problems between pilots and air traffic controllers. It added that all flights in Dutch airspace landed safely due to a backup communications system and arriving flights are not being admitted to Dutch airspace at this time.

Schiphol Airport authorities have since issued a statement that “slowly departing air traffic is starting up again,” indicating that there could be delays.

Earlier the official airport Twitter page warned passengers of a complete shutdown due to a undefined traffic control problem.

“Air traffic control is investigating this matter,” the airport stated.


Comment by Juan F Martinez on August 14, 2018 at 5:45pm
Double-decker Boeing 747 with failed engine & over 500 on board lands in Moscow
A double-decker Boeing 747 with one malfunctioning engine has successfully landed in Moscow Vnukovo Airport. It was carrying around 500 Russian tourists, according to Interfax.

The huge Rossiya Airlines plane managed to safely land in after one of its four engines reportedly had failed mid-flight around 1pm local time on Tuesday. The plane took off from Larnaca, a popular tourists destination in Cyprus.

Technical specifications of the aircraft made it possible fly to Moscow with three working engines, a source told Interfax.

"About 500 Russian tourists from different regions of the country were on board the aircraft,” Interfax reported citing the source. It added that the crew decided to switch off one of the engines and kept the situation under control.

Comment by M. Difato on August 13, 2018 at 5:03pm

Plane makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport after crew reports smoke in cockpit


 A transatlantic flight has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this morning (Aug 10) after the crew reported they had smoke on board.

Virgin Atlantic flight VS-50A was travelling from Orland, Florida in the US to Gatwick Airport in England at the time. The Airbus A330-300 jet was about an hour west of Ireland when the crew declared a MayDay and requested permission to divert to Shannon.

In the meantime, authorities at Shannon implemented an emergency plan which involved alerting the local authority fire service, HSE and Gardaí.

Units of the fire brigade from Shannon Town were sent to the airport while two additional appliances from Ennis were mobilised to a designated holding point off the M18 near Dromoland. A number National Ambulance Service resources and Garda units also attended at the airport.

The flight landed safely at 7.21am and taxied to the terminal building accompanied by emergency vehicles.

The over 200 passengers were disembarked and taken to the airport’s transit lounge where they will await the arrival of a replacement aircraft which is expected later today.

Fire crews later boarded the aircraft to carry out an inspection while engineers were also called to check the jet for the source of the smoke.."  ~

Comment by M. Difato on August 8, 2018 at 3:58pm

Smoke condition forces United Airlines flight to make emergency landing at JFK


August 07, 2018 - JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) --
 A United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at JFK Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
United Airlines flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island, experienced a smoke condition in the cockpit, officials with Port Authority said.
The plane landed around 2 p.m. and was evacuated as emergency personnel responded to the scene.
 Officials say three people were treated after experiencing minor ailments.
The rest of the passengers were put on buses and taken to the terminal. About an hour later, they were able to continue on to their destination. The FAA said it will investigate the incident..."

Transformer ignites fire and knocks out power in West Valley 


 WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – A transformer ignited a brush fire and knocked out power to some residents in West Valley City early Monday morning (Aug 6).

 The fire started near 2428 West Parkway Boulevard just after 1:00 a.m.
 It took firefighters 30 minutes to douse the flames.
 As of 4:00 a.m. Rocky Mountain Power restored power to most of the 700 customers that were affected.
 The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

 Unexpected Power Outage Closes Philadelphia’s City Hall Early For Day

 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was an early dismissal for Philadelphia’s City Hall on Tuesday (Aug 7) due to a power outage. 

Officials say that City Hall has been closed for the remainder of the day due to the unexpected incident.

PECO crews are working on damage to underground equipment and we’re told the damage is extensive.

It’s unclear how long the repairs will take.

Large generators are being brought in to get power back on in the meantime..."


UPDATE: Substation damage causes massive power outages in Tucson

 TUCSON, AZ - A damaged substation led to massive power outages on the southwest side of Tucson on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

As of 5:30 p.m., nearly 6,000 TEP customers were without power.

TEP said it is handing out ice to affected customers until 9 p.m. at the Fry’s at 1795 W. Valencia Road.

"Field crews will continue restoration efforts, working overnight until all customers are back in service," TEP said on its website.

At its peak, the outage affected more than 6,000 customers.."


Power outages hit both Southside and the Peninsula

 Nearly 12,000 customers lost power between Newport News and James City County, while another unrelated outage left another 2,800 in the dark in Virginia Beach.

 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) — Thousands of people found themselves in the dark Tuesday morning (Aug 7) as Dominion Energy found itself working multiple power outages both on the Peninsula and on Southside Hampton Roads.

According to Dominion, nearly 12,000 customers lost power between Newport News and James City County for about a half hour. Crews are working to determine what caused the outage, but it appears to have been a problem with a transmission.


Downed Power Lines Spark Brush Fire

Reno, NV, Reno Fire Battalion Chief Mark Bohach says a blown transformer caused a power outage early Tuesday morning (Aug 7).

Reno Police asked drivers to avoid 2nd Street from Kietzke Lane east of the freeway due to a downed power line. They say emergency personnel blocked the area for safety. 

Officials say a transformer blew shortly before 6 a.m. Power lines dropped to the ground causing a small brush fire in the car lot nearby. 


 For second time in a week, short but widespread West Seattle power outage: 16,000+ customers affected

 (Screengrab from Seattle City Light website at peak of outage)

(Aug 6)

8:30 AM: Thanks for the texts. Ours is out too. We’re getting reports from a widespread area – as far north as Admiral. More to come.

8:38 AM: City Light map says more than 16,000 homes/businesses are out. Remember that intersections are four-way stops when the signals are out.

8:46 AM: City Light says via Twitter that they “believe the outage was caused by a switching problem and estimate power will be restored about 9:15 a.m.”

8:50 AM: It’s been six days since a similarly widespread outage (WSB coverage here) was blamed on a “relay malfunction,” though that one lasted only a few minutes.

8:53 AM: Our power’s back (Fauntleroy/Gatewood line). Yours? We of course will be following up with SCL. Also note that – as happened after last Tuesday’s even-shorter outage – there may be some lingering effects like flashing traffic signals.

9:26 AM: Just talked with Scott Thomsen at City Light, who is looking into questions such as whether this was human error, a mechanical problem, etc. He says the “routine maintenance” at the Delridge Substation continues so that’s one thing this did have in common with last Tuesday’s outage. We will update again later when we get more followup information.

2:23 PM: SCL’s Thomsen says via e-mail: “Crews were testing switchgear at the Delridge Substation as a part of our maintenance and reliability work. When one of the workers closed the doors for the switchgear they were testing, the vibrations tripped a relay, which then opened, cutting off power for the electrical bus (imagine a giant power strip connected to four feeder lines going out of the substation into the neighborhoods). Our engineering staff is looking at what we can do to dampen vibrations and avoid a repeat of this problem, which does occasionally affect utilities.”

Power restored to thousands after outage in St. Bernard Parish


 An outage map showed about 4,000 people without power in Meraux, Cypress Gardens, Violet and part of Chalmette.

 Thousands of people were without power Saturday (Aug 4) after an equipment failure at a power substation, according to Entergy..."

Manhole Fire Spews Acrid Smoke for an Hour, Freaks Out Upper West Side


 A smoking manhole fire spewed a foul-smelling grayish haze into the air on the Upper West Side for at least an hour Friday morning (Aug 3), freaking out the neighborhood.

Fire officials and cops responded to the scene near Broadway and West 64th Street just before 10 a.m., then told News 4 the issue was a Con Ed problem. They "closed the job" a short time later, leaving the still acrid-smoke spewing hole cordoned off with yellow caution tape as cars flew by.

Before they left, fire crews at the scene told News 4 they were concerned the manhole "could blow." Con Ed told News 4 the issue involves an underground electric cable, though it's not clear if it's a feeder cable or one that supplies power to surrounding buildings.."


Electrical Vault Fire Causes Power Outage to Four Indio Homes

 Firefighters were called at 4:58 p.m. to a structure fire in the 48500 block of Hepburn Drive.


 INDIO, CA -- Flames in an electrical vault turned off the power to four Indio homes Saturday (Aug 4), authorities said. Firefighters were called at 4:58 p.m. to a structure fire in the 48500 block of Hepburn Drive, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said.

"First arriving units reported an outside electrical vault on fire," Hagemann said.."


Major Wellington power outage caused by substation fault



As much of Wellington went into black-out, firefighters had to switch to an old-school back-up to keep in touch with base.

The cause of the massive outage - that  affected 12,500 properties in multiple suburbs, as well as  Parliament, parts of Victoria University, city courts and businesses - has been blamed on the failure of a piece of equipment at Wellington's Wilton substation.

The outage began at 12.15pm on Friday (Aug 3). Power was restored across Wellington by 3.17pm.."

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