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22 Riverdale apartments need extensive repairs after derecho

A leaky roof forced the evacuation of dozens of apartments in Riverdale.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:54am EDT

Tags: storms, michelle basch, Riverdale

Marylanders get chance to speak out on utility performance

The Maryland Public Service commission wants residents to weigh in on how well they think their electricity companies handled the massive power outages that occurred when the June 29 derecho left hundreds of thousands in the dark.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 07:23am EDT

Tags: utilities, power, kate ryan

Insurance adjusters busy after derecho

Almost two weeks after a severe storm swept through the region, leaving more than 840,000 Marylanders and about 9,000 Frederick County residents temporarily without power, insurance companies are still dealing with the aftermath.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: insurance

Pressure mounts for utilities to give more outage info

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.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 05:42am EDT

Tags: kate ryan, Colleen Kelleher

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Generators bought for derecho can't be returned

At some Home Depots, customers will see signs that say, "Generators are not returnable if they are opened or used."

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 04:31am EDT

Tags: nathan hager, Home Depot

Pepco asks for delay on rate hike decision

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.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 10:49am EDT

Tags: Pepco, power company, utility company,

O'Malley: Feds could help guard against power grid attack

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.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 06:36am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, power grid, Vince Gray, Marriage Bureau, Martin O

Heat-related deaths in Maryland reach 18

Maryland health officials say a total of 18 people have died of heat-related causes in the state.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Tags: heat, heat deaths, Maryland

Ex-CIA director: Recent outages a taste of nationwide threat

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.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 10:54am EDT

Tags: cybersecurity, power company, utility company, R. James Woolsey

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Putting the 2012 heat wave in perspective

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.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:53am EDT

Tags: Dave Dildine, heat wave

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