• Supervisors Approve Emergency Declaration for Storm-Impacted Area

    (CNS) – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a resolution declaring a local state of emergency stemming from storm damage in the southeast Coachella Valley, where electrical transmission lines were knocked down during high winds and flooding, leaving hundreds without power for days. In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors affirmed an emergency declaration issued […]

  • Louisiana AG opens investigation into deaths of 4 nursing home residents at temporary hurricane shelter

    (CNN) — Louisiana’s attorney general on Friday announced he was launching an investigation into the deaths of four nursing home patients who were evacuated to a temporary facility on August 27 ahead of Hurricane Ida. Kevin Litten, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health, previously described the building as a warehouse. In a statement, […]

  • More Than 400 IID Customers Still Without Power in North Shore Area

    Utility crews continued working Friday to restore power to more than 400 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. The storm, described by an IID board member as “an act of God,” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing […]

  • Nearly 700 IID Customers Remain Without Power In North Shore Area

    Utility officials were working again Wednesday to restore power to nearly 700 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, who have been without power since a Monday night storm. A storm described by an IID board member as “an act of God” destroyed more than 30 electrical poles on […]

  • Some North Shore Residents Could Be Without Power For Four Days

    Power was restored Tuesday to nearly 300 Imperial Irrigation District customers in the North Shore area, near the Salton Sea, but more than 660 other customers could be without power up to four days. A storm on Monday destroyed more than 30 electrical poles, causing about 1,400 customers to initially lose power at 7:30 p.m., […]

  • Thunderstorms Cause Power Outages In Coachella Valley

    Thunderstorms caused more than a thousand Southern California Edison customers to lose power throughout the Coachella Valley Monday. The power loss began in the early morning hours as thunderstorms hammered the region. As of noon, 488 customers were still without power in Palm Springs, mostly in the area of Alexander Way and Via Miraleste, near […]

  • Board Ratifies Local Emergency Declaration Due To Desert Windstorm

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday ratified a local emergency declaration connected to a windstorm that toppled power poles in parts of the Coachella Valley, causing $2 million in damage and knocking out electricity to hundreds of homes and businesses. “The windstorm caused serious infrastructure damage,” Riverside County Emergency Management Director Bruce Barton told the board. […]

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