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April 30, 1997 | Reuters
Northern Maine residents dug out Tuesday from a late-season storm that left some communities with more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. National Weather Service forecasters said 7.6 inches fell in Caribou, and up to 9.5 inches fell on hilltop areas of neighboring Presque Isle. The storm caused scattered power outages, but no major traffic accidents were reported.
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December 28, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Last week's rainstorms offered stark illustrations of the destructive power of a strong downpour: Homes besieged by mud, flooded roadways and beaches littered with washed-up garbage. But a less visible blight also took a toll on the Southern California coastline. As dirty storm runoff rushed seaward during the rains, it overwhelmed some of the region's sewage systems, rupturing sewer mains, disabling pump stations and surging above manhole covers in a series of spills that swept hundreds of thousands of gallons of waste into the ocean.
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NEWS
October 10, 1988
Three people were swept into the ocean as they watched storm-tossed seas along southern Maine's rocky coast, and at least two of them were presumed drowned, authorities said. A New Hampshire man and his daughter were washed into the ocean as they stood on rocks near the Cliff House Motel in York about two hours after an 11-year-old boy was swept away in Ogunquit, a few miles north, officials said. Police in York said Terry Hundley, 41, and his daughter, Marisol, 11, of Durham, N. H.
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January 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Frustrations mounted as people stuck without electricity for more than a week since a devastating ice storm waited for utility crews to restore service. Central Maine Power Co. said 87% of its residential and business customers had power. The stress of being stuck in shelters since Jan. 9 had sent some people to hospitals for medication, said police Officer Timothy Darnell in Lewiston. The tension also has been blamed for a few cases of domestic disturbances.
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January 13, 1998 | MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighty percent of the state is covered with forest, but only one gnarly old oak matters to Kristin Downing. She watched it grow by the side of her family's house for 22 years, and last week she watched it take on a crystalline coating of ice and begin dropping limbs onto power lines like bombs from above. The phones went out, the temperature plunged, the water turned frigid, but Downing's parents merely dusted off an old coal stove.
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January 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Frustrations mounted as people stuck without electricity for more than a week since a devastating ice storm waited for utility crews to restore service. Central Maine Power Co. said 87% of its residential and business customers had power. The stress of being stuck in shelters since Jan. 9 had sent some people to hospitals for medication, said police Officer Timothy Darnell in Lewiston. The tension also has been blamed for a few cases of domestic disturbances.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The roof of a department store collapsed Tuesday under the weight of more than a foot of snow, injuring at least three people who were inside, authorities said. Six people were reported inside R. H. Reny's department store on Main Street in Dexter, about 15 miles northwest of Bangor, when the building's flat roof collapsed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2010 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Last week's rainstorms offered stark illustrations of the destructive power of a strong downpour: Homes besieged by mud, flooded roadways and beaches littered with washed-up garbage. But a less visible blight also took a toll on the Southern California coastline. As dirty storm runoff rushed seaward during the rains, it overwhelmed some of the region's sewage systems, rupturing sewer mains, disabling pump stations and surging above manhole covers in a series of spills that swept hundreds of thousands of gallons of waste into the ocean.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
All that tens of thousands of people really wanted for Christmas was to have their electricity back after fierce ice storms felled power lines in a wide swath from Michigan through parts of upstate New York, New England and Canada. More than half a million customers lost power when ice storms coupled with ferocious winds toppled power lines beginning last weekend. Repair crews from utilities across the region, helped by out-of-state workers, toiled to fix the lines, but tens of thousands of customers remained without power Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many low-income Orange County homes harbor dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, and a new state study concludes that those residents are more likely to die of carbon monoxide poisoning than people in newer, better-maintained homes. Nearly 350 inspections conducted by the nonprofit Community Development Council in 1997 showed that one in seven homes had dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide--an odorless, colorless and potentially deadly gas emitted by faulty furnaces, ovens and wall heaters.
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January 13, 1998 | MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighty percent of the state is covered with forest, but only one gnarly old oak matters to Kristin Downing. She watched it grow by the side of her family's house for 22 years, and last week she watched it take on a crystalline coating of ice and begin dropping limbs onto power lines like bombs from above. The phones went out, the temperature plunged, the water turned frigid, but Downing's parents merely dusted off an old coal stove.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | Reuters
Northern Maine residents dug out Tuesday from a late-season storm that left some communities with more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. National Weather Service forecasters said 7.6 inches fell in Caribou, and up to 9.5 inches fell on hilltop areas of neighboring Presque Isle. The storm caused scattered power outages, but no major traffic accidents were reported.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The roof of a department store collapsed Tuesday under the weight of more than a foot of snow, injuring at least three people who were inside, authorities said. Six people were reported inside R. H. Reny's department store on Main Street in Dexter, about 15 miles northwest of Bangor, when the building's flat roof collapsed.
NEWS
October 10, 1988
Three people were swept into the ocean as they watched storm-tossed seas along southern Maine's rocky coast, and at least two of them were presumed drowned, authorities said. A New Hampshire man and his daughter were washed into the ocean as they stood on rocks near the Cliff House Motel in York about two hours after an 11-year-old boy was swept away in Ogunquit, a few miles north, officials said. Police in York said Terry Hundley, 41, and his daughter, Marisol, 11, of Durham, N. H.
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