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WTOP’s Top 5 morning stories: Storm center edition

Patrick Gonzalez looks over a fallen tree blocking a residential street in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of D.C. on Sunday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Good morning, Washington area. In the aftermath of Friday’s storm, here are some stories that can help you cope with the power outages and heat:

Powerless: Region roiled by outages: Crews are working 24/7 to restore power to roughly 650,000 homes and businesses with electricity three days after a rare derecho storm blew through the area, downing trees and electric lines. The number of outages Monday morning has been climbing, rather than declining.

Where are the traffic lights out? Hundreds of intersections around the D.C. metro area are not working. Here’s a list of some of the intersections.

Beat the heat: Cooling centers in the D.C. region: Keeping cool may be a challenge as widespread power outages coincide with high temperatures. Here’s a list of cooling centers in the area.

Where to get ice: Call ahead before you go, but here are some stores we contacted Monday morning about having ice in stock.

Tips for staying cool in a heat wave without power: Check out these tips for how to stay as cool as possible without power.

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