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2017 Outage News
The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) compiles reports
on outages. Click to go to their web site for a list of outages sorted by year.
The following is a list of news summaries of some major power outages and related
stories as reported in the media for this time period. The most recent are listed
- 16+ million without power, 142 mph winds, Irma many
Hurricane Irma sets many new records. Add the US
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and the number reaches 17 million. 16
million people are without power in the southeast US. This number far
exceeds Hurricane Sandy. 142 mph was the peak gust recorded in the US
(Naples FL). Hurricane Irma sustained winds of at least 180 mph for for
37 hours, longer than any storm on earth, on record.
reports such as The
Washington Post, September 12, 2017