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A home in West Laurel is a danger to the public after strong winds sent a tree crashing into its roof like an ax.
So you keep hearing about it, but what exactly is this thing called a "derecho"?
Hold on to your hat! Hurricane season is here. So what can you expect this year?
With forecasters predicting an active hurricane season, Pepco's is bracing for the storms. But the company is still battling a public perception based on past storm response problems.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments voted Wednesday on a plant aimed at improving Verizon's delivery of 911 emergency phone service and prevent future outages like Northern Virginia experienced during last summer's Derecho.
Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.
A state commission says the 911 outage in Northern Virginia after last summer's derecho was caused by Verizon's failure to perform necessary maintenance.
A disruption in emergency services during the June derecho could been avoided. That is the finding of the Federal Communications Commission after looking into the Verizon outage that left more than 1 million people without 911 services.
The Washington region's 911 emergency network has suffered widespread failures over the past two years according to a new analysis.
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Two massive storms in the past five months have caused widespread outages and even an emergency system failure. The question now: Does new technology leave people more vulnerable to emergency system failures and the dangers that go with them?
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