Nearly a million people in southern Vietnam face evacuation from the path of a deadly typhoon sweeping in from the South China Sea. The national disaster prevention committee said more than 70,000 people had already been moved from low-lying areas. Typhoon Tembin killed at least 230 people and left 75,000 homeless in the Philippines. Vietnam […]
As of 12/10/2017, the Southern California wildfires have interdicted key transmission lines. Although the northern fires near Santa Barbara and Simi Valley the multiple transmission paths from the east have maintained good power availability north of Oceanside. The interdiction of the key transmission lines has caused the greatest number of customer outages south of Oceanside […]
As of 1200 on 12/5/2017, more than 8000 customers have been without power for more than 12 hours in San Angelo, TX due to a disruption of a critical transmission asset. Restoration estimates are approximately 12 hours to restoration.
As of 1200 on 12/05/2017, approximately 34,000 customers have been outaged from Santa Ana to just south of Santa Barbara. As viewed in the wildfire perimeters, critical transmission nodes west of Ventura have been de-energized as well as important cell towers and surface transportation routes. From analog responses in this geographical area, we can anticipate […]
As of November 15, the three most damaging storm blackouts of the year rank in the top 10 of the events costing the greatest number of customer days without power. Forecasts up to 96 hours before landfall of damages and restoration rates were fairly close except for Maria’s snail pace of restoration in Puerto Rico […]
As of Nov 13, power restoration in New England and in Puerto Rico after major storms have taken very different paths. As illustrated below, Most customers have power with only sporadic outages in rural areas still remaining. As illustrated above, more than half of Puerto Ricans remain without power and progress is difficult to discern […]
As of 1200 on 11/13/2017, a 7.3 magnitude occurred 4 km south of Sarpol-e-Zahati creating infrastructure damaging earth movements widely in Iraq and Iran. The epicenter (arrow)of the earthquake is In a mountainous border region but the impact zone is home to over 24 million people centered north of the epicenter. The aftershocks measured about […]
On Nov 13, the Iran earthquake zone continues to experience magnitude 5 aftershocks (green dots) extending to the south and at the epicenter. With the additional aftershocks the infrastructure damage zone has extended toward population centers to the north.
As of 1200 on Nov 13, a new magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Western Costa Rica while recovery was still on-going in central and southern Mexico. Three fatalities have been reported. Power transmission from Mexico to Panama has been disrupted and is expected to be limited until the lines can be restored in 2-3 days.