© 2023
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Analysis Finds More Power Outages Possible as Climate Change Increases Chances for Extreme Weather

Wade Austin Ellis

A new analysis shows most power outages over the last two decades were due to extreme weather. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Rachel McDevitt reports the instances could increase with climate change.

Read the full story at: https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2022/09/19/climate-change-in-pa-more-storm-driven-power-outages-possible-analysis-says/

(Original air-date: 10/2/22)

Rachel McDevitt is a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania at WITF. Rachel joined WITF in 2017 as the host of All Things Considered. She previously reported for WITF’s Radio Pennsylvania Network, where her work earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row. The western Pennsylvania native started her journalism career with the CBS affiliate in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Rachel is a graduate of Temple University.