(an area) is experiencing outages

When electricity, Internet service, or other utility stops working in an area, you say that the area is "experiencing outages". 

This is a formal phrase that you're likely to hear in a news report or read in a formal announcement from a company. For example:

Areas of Northern New Jersey are still experiencing power outages.

Customers who live south of Front Street may experience outages later this evening.

This phrase appears in these lessons: