Nor’easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Axios Bomb cyclone and “atmospheric river” to see Northern California flood after drought A series of powerful “atmospheric river” storms are delivering historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest.Why it matters: The atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, was causing Northern California to whiplash from drought to flood, … Read more

Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

[ad_1] AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4 million customers losing electricity last week during a deadly winter storm, including many whose frigid homes lacked heat for days in subfreezing temperatures. The resignations are the first since the … Read more

Massive storms, outages force tough decisions amid pandemic

[ad_1] DALLAS (AP) — Ashley Archer, a pregnant, 33-year-old Texas financial adviser, and her husband have been cautious about the coronavirus. They work from home, go out mostly just to get groceries and wear masks whenever they are in public. But when a friend lost power amid the winter storms that have left millions of … Read more

Widespread power outages, icy conditions hobble food supply

[ad_1] A series of winter storms and widespread power outages gripping Texas and other states not used to such extreme low temperatures are creating big challenges in the nation’s food supply networks. Grocery chains like Walmart and Publix have been forced to close some stores either because of lack of power or lack of workers. … Read more