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2014-09-09 12:22:40

September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA MILWAUKEE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one in four U.S. adults had to endure a power outage lasting 12 hours or longer in the last two years, according to a 2014 Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG). Of those who were forced to go that long without power, 66 percent said they were motivated to prepare better for future emergency situations....

2014-07-29 23:01:09

NJ Approves Bank to Provide Finance Support for Resilient Power Projects Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 New Jersey recently created the first-in-the-nation “Energy Resilience Bank (ERB).” Following the devastating impacts of SuperStorm Sandy, where over 8 million people lost electric power in the region, the ERB will provide $200 million for municipalities to finance clean resilient power solutions. This will include “projects that would ensure a highly reliable power supply...

2014-07-04 12:21:48

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 800 Duke Energy line technicians and other specialists are working today to restore power to customers who lost power last night and early today after Hurricane Arthur barreled up the North Carolina coast. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company expects to restore electricity by late today in most areas, except hardest-hit Morehead City where restoration work will not be completed until late Saturday. As of...

2014-07-03 16:21:17

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Like a game of high-stakes chess, Duke Energy is awaiting Hurricane Arthur's next move. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO In anticipation of high winds and rain along North Carolina's coast, the company has already begun gathering its forces: 500 line and vegetation management workers and other support personnel are in the area, with another 245 line workers ready to travel at a moment's notice to help mitigate the storm's...

2014-07-02 12:22:29

NEWARK, N.J., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer storm season in full swing, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has made it easier for customers to track the status of power outages using its online Outage Map. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120830/MM62627LOGO PSE&G recently adopted new technology to enhance the mobile-friendly map, providing more detailed information about outages and when power will be restored. When the lights go out, customers can now log on...

2014-07-02 08:23:21

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season. JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment. To be...

2014-05-30 23:02:21

Mr. Electric wants to keep people and buildings safe during the hurricane season. They have safety tips to keep in mind when operating an electric generator. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Many homes, local businesses, hospitals and city buildings rely on electric generators as a backup to their main power source when there is a power outage. June is National Hurricane Preparedness Month and Mr. Electric wants to keep people and buildings safe during the hurricane season. They have...

2014-05-07 12:23:12

MILWAUKEE, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 70 percent of U.S. adults who endure a power outage are saddled with subsequent household costs, according to a recent national survey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120529/CG15020LOGO A Harris Interactive survey sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) found 69 percent of U.S. adults surveyed, who had experienced an outage for more than 12 hours in the last two years, reported household costs ranging from...

2014-03-24 23:26:30

Early this week, the building housing Fibernet and its data center experienced power outages due to weather; the data center continued to run smoothly and customers were unaffected. Orem, UT (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Strong winds in Orem, Utah on March 17 caused power outages in the building housing the Fibernet offices and data center, as well as some of the surrounding establishments. Fibernet’s backup generators started powering the data center immediately, ensuring that customers’...

2014-03-12 12:23:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will complete its restoration efforts by late tonight for customers in Alamance, Guilford and Randolph counties. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO A few outages may extend beyond tonight for customers with damaged meter boxes that have not been repaired or need electrical inspections. More than 400,000 customers across the state lost power last week after the third largest ice storm hit the...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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