WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories

Heavy rains caused more power outages and property damage Tuesday night. Flooding is seen here on Rhode Island Avenue in NW D.C. (Courtesy Andrew Nazdin/Twitter)

Good morning, Washington area! Here are five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Pressure mounts for utilities to give more outage info: Pressure is mounting for utilities to bury their power lines and make sure there are enough people to help bring the lights back on when the power goes out. Be sure to tune in to WTOP at 10 a.m. today, when the heads of Pepco, BGE and other power companies will take your questions during a special “Ask the Utility Execs” program. http://bit.ly/Mk8QB3

Why does the ICC seem empty? The $2.5 billion InterCounty Connector in Maryland won’t be full of vehicles for years to come, but that free flow of traffic is by design. http://bit.ly/NnKUKZ

What Clapper doesn’t know keeps him up at night: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks exclusively with WTOP’s J.J. Green about evolving modern national security threats. http://bit.ly/NnL70z

Dave on Davey: From O’s to Nats, a long journey: As an 8-year-old, WTOP’s Dave Johnson met then-O’s infielder Davey Johnson. He’s admired the Nats skipper ever since. http://bit.ly/NnLetb

7-Eleven offers free Slurpees for its birthday: If you like Slurpees, head to 7-Eleven Wednesday for a free one. Get the details here. http://bit.ly/NnLng5

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