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Pressure is mounting for utilities to bury their power lines and to make sure there are enough people to help bring the lights back on when the power goes out.
At some Home Depots, customers will see signs that say, "Generators are not returnable if they are opened or used."
Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay its decision on a 4 percent rate hike, The Washington Post reports. The panel scheduled to vote on the increase this Friday.
The recent derecho storm that wiped out power for a week in some areas in the D.C. region highlights another potential problem: vulnerability to a cyber attack.
Maryland health officials say a total of 18 people have died of heat-related causes in the state.
Most in the Washington area were without power for at least a few hours following a derecho of historic proportions, and some fell off the grid for almost a week. R. James Woolsey Jr., CIA director under Bill Clinton and board member of the International Spy Museum, says a very real cybersecurity threat could sweep electrical grids throughout the country affecting the military and intelligence communities.
Washington's streak of excessively hot weather ended this weekend after 11 consecutive days of temperatures exceeding 95 degrees at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. How does this year's summer heat wave stack up against years past? WTOP takes a closer look at the numbers.
Some say Friday night's derecho pushed them around on the bridge, and the bridge should have been closed to traffic sooner.
If Friday's big storm damaged your property, there are a few important steps to take when filing an insurance claim and to safely removing trees from your property.
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The massive and powerful storm that blew through the Washington-area Friday night is a weather system known as a derecho.