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The severe windstorm that roared southeast from the Great Lakes into the Mid-Atlantic in June was an extreme weather event for the Washington, D.C. metro area. The storm system left extensive tree damage in its wake and more than one million people were without power.
Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer -- and it'll be one that Washingtonians will find hard to forget. Not only the soaring temperatures, but the intense storms like June's Derecho.
After reviewing its response to June's destructive derecho, Dominion Virginia Power says widespread, severe damage slowed power restoration.
Almost two months after the derecho ripped through the region leaving more than one million customers without power, an investigation by regulators into how utilities handled the storm is moving into a new phase.
Verizon is acknowledging widespread failures in its 911 emergency backup systems during a June storm that hit the Washington region.
Upset that Pepco plans to ask for another rate hike, customers lashed out at Maryland regulators Tuesday night, demanding they take action.
After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.
The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.
Pepco customers who lost power in the wake of the June 29 derecho are much more critical of their utility's performance than customers of other major utilities who were left in the dark, according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.
A local brewery that lost power during the derecho is getting sweet revenge on Mother Nature with a new brew that the storm almost ruined.
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