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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.
The District of Columbia is receiving federal disaster aid for its recovery efforts after a June 29 storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
Pepco says it tried new strategies as the June 29 derecho struck Maryland, according to a post-storm assessment the utility filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission Monday.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued an executive order that calls for a study into improving infrastructure and burying power lines. It comes less than a month after a devastating derecho and a week after regulators gave Pepco the approval necessary to raise electric rates.
It's been nearly a month since a violent storm ripped through the region, one Bethesda family is still recovering.
The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold eight hearings where the public can approach power companies with comments related to the recent derecho.
David Turetsky, chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the FCC, told the commissions on Thursday that the investigation will also look at ways to improve the system like texting and the next generation of 911 service.
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