Weather-related electrical outages have risen over the last decade, and research indicates extreme weather events will occur with more intensity and frequency in the future, according to a recent report from John Hopkins University about the reliability of the country’s electrical grid.
Downed tress are the second-highest cause of power outages. It’s a big problem in New Hampshire, the state with the most tree cover. In recent years, utility companies have become much more aggressive in cutting trees back before they become a problem. Sam Evans-Brown from Here & Now contributor New Hampshire Public Radio reports.
- Read more about New Hampshire’s tree trimming efforts