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Report criticizes Verizon response to 911 failure

A draft report presented to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Wednesday recommends a series of changes in response to the June derecho that knocked out the 911 system in Northern Virginia.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:43pm EST

Tags: verizon, 911 outage, storms, Council of Governments

Few lingering effects from Sandy in Washington D.C.

Government workers packed onto commuter trains and tourists flocked to the National Mall on Wednesday in the nation's capital, where there were few signs of the dangerous hybrid storm that blew through 36 hours before.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 04:26pm EDT

Tags: Sandy, Pepco, Potomac River,

New Md. traffic safety laws coming Oct. 1

One new Maryland law requires drivers to stop at dark intersections. The other changes the requirements involving child safety seats.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 03:43am EDT

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, traffic safety, dick uliano, Lon Anderson, Maryland General Assembly

Utilities: 24-hour power restoration not realistic

Unless utilities fundamentally change how they distribute energy, they won't be able to restore power to all customers within 24 hours after a hurricane-like storm, officials told Maryland regulators on Thursday.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 03:29am EDT

Tags: PSC, Maryland Public Service Commission, power outages, Pepco, bge, utilities

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Virginia investigates 911 phone system failure

The failure of a large portion of the region's 911 emergency system after the derecho in June has produced another investigation.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 04:08pm EDT

Tags: 911 outage, fcc

Comparing Washington's recent derechos

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.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 12:21am EDT

Tags: Dave Dildine, storms

The summer of 2012 may prove to be unforgettable

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.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 08:09am EDT

Tags: weather, Mike Stinneford, power outages

Dominion: Severe derecho damage hindered restoration efforts

After reviewing its response to June's destructive derecho, Dominion Virginia Power says widespread, severe damage slowed power restoration.

Saturday - 08/25/2012, 07:44am EDT

Tags: Dominion Power, power, restoration, dick uliano

PSC utility wraps up derecho hearings

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.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:15am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, PSC, Public Service Commission, bge, Dominion, Pepco

Verizon: June storm response was insufficient

Verizon is acknowledging widespread failures in its 911 emergency backup systems during a June storm that hit the Washington region.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:49am EDT

Tags: verizon

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