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Massive Michigan Power Outage Reveals Some People's Dark Side

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In case you missed it somehow, half a million people in Michigan lost power this past week after a horrendous ice storm. Not only was it the Christmas season, but this was after 300,000 had lost power less than two months ago in another storm.

The Nation's Electric Grid: Looking Back at 2003 and How Far We've Come

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

We are a nation with a history of looking at what needs to be done, learning from our experiences, and then taking action. We must -- and we will -- continue doing what needs to be done so that our nation is prepared to meet these evolving challenges.

The 2003 Northeast Blackout, 10 Years Later

Posted 08.14.2013 | Green

A decade ago today, more than 50 million people lost power during the great Northeast Blackout of 2003. An aging electrical grid, a series of technolo...

Tree Lovers vs. Trimmers: Who Will Win The Power Struggle?

AP | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green

WALTON HILLS, Ohio (AP) — An aggressive, national tree-trimming campaign since the blackout of 2003 appears to have had the intended effect. But the...

Pakistan Falls Dark For Nearly 2 Hours

AP | Associated Press | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A rare countrywide blackout has left Pakistan without electricity for almost two hours overnight. The authorities blamed technical probl...

How To Stay Connected When Your City Goes Dark

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Here are some tips for communicating with emergency services and loved ones as a snowstorm bears down on the Northeast: __ Keep your phon...

Super Bowl Black Out

AP | KEVIN McGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — The cause of a 34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl remains under investigation, but public records released Monday show that Supe...

Life Without TV?

Barbara Becker | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Barbara Becker

As the long hours slipped by, something hopeful started to happen -- the urge for community began to overtake the feelings of despair. Neighbors in our apartment building propped open their doors and met in the pitch-black hallway. The kids entertained themselves.

Stages of Grief: Storm Edition

Grown And Flown | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

We now recognize obsession as one of the classic and final stages of grief (storm-wise) as we try to will the Con Edison trucks to head to our neighborhoods.

Does FEMA Have a Fatal Internet Fixation?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology
Wayne Anderson

While it is true that the Internet is an important and vital tool when it comes to information distribution -- it should also be noted that it can prove problematic for the public to gain access when the power is off.

10 Life Lessons I Learned From Hurricane Sandy

Brie Dyas | Posted 01.07.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

There's only a fine line separating us from the 1920s, and that's our power grid.

Here's Why It Takes So Long To Get The Lights Back On

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

Crashing at friend’s houses, blessing our gas stoves and plugging into trees, New Yorkers are all wondering -- why does it take the power so long to...

INFOGRAPHIC: Millions Without Power On East Coast

Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

If you live on the East Coast and haven't looked at a hurricane sandy power outage map, now might be a good time to do so. Hurricane Sandy power outag...

Hurricane Food Safety: What To Toss And What To Keep After A Power Outage

Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Not sure what to chuck? Check here.

20 Tips To Prepare Your Family For Hurricane Sandy

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Kathy Carter Woods

Some of these tips saved time and money. Others saved my sanity. So after you've gathered the canned foods, batteries and water, consider these.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Model Predicts Hurricane Sandy Will Cause Up To 10 Million Power Outages

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

With Hurricane Sandy hurtling toward the Mid Atlantic, utilities up and down the East Coast have put thousands of power line workers and tree-cutting ...

LOOK: Photos Of India's Massive Blackout

Posted 07.31.2012 | World

After a massive power outage left more than 300 million without electricity in Delhi and most of Northern India, things got worse on Tuesday. When...

How To Relax Into Powerless Living

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

It took a while to relax into powerless living. At the start, we wandered like zombies from The Walking Dead, aimless and without energy. What can we do without electricity?

'Deadliest Catch': Blackout Leaves Ship Adrift In Sea Of Ice

Posted 07.11.2012 | TV

Training and experience are a fisherman's best friend on the treacherous waters worked on "Deadliest Catch" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery). That's wha...

PHOTO: Little Girl Takes Power Outage Into Her Own Hands

Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

More than a few days without power -- especially in the blazing heat of summer -- would be enough to make anyone go stir-crazy. (This story has bee...

Hundreds Of Thousands Without Power Amid Deadly Heat Wave

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green

* Violent storms, heat kills at least 23 * West Virginia hardest hit state * Heat wave to continue throughout weekend ...

Washington's Long, Dark Lesson in Powerlessness

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Tamar Abrams

Just as the major currency of Hollywood is fame, here in the Washington area we deal in power: Who has it? How much? On the last day of June, many of us were reminded of what it means to be completely powerless -- literally.

Effects of Climate Change Hit Home

Bob Keefe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

Think the Washington storms and Colorado wildfires are isolated incidents? Talk to the people still recovering from tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. or Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf of Mexico or the 2011 Mississippi River floods that killed nearly 400 people.

Gerry Smith

Power Outage At Amazon Exposes Risks Of Cloud Computing

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.06.2012 | Technology

For a few hours over the weekend, thousands of vintage-looking photos went unshared, online movies went unstreamed, and digital scrapbooks went unpinn...

'CSI' Team Solves Kidnapping With The Power Out

Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

The team faced an extra challenge on this week's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on CBS) when the power went out mere minutes into...