In the five years since a derecho hit the D.C. region and knocked out 911 services to Northern Virginia, officials say they have made major changes to ensure it never happens again.
Back in 2012, the rare but powerful storm left the D.C. area reeling for days with downed trees and widespread power outages. Here’s what power companies have learned in its wake.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Port City Brewing has brought back its limited edition summer seasonal, the Derecho Common. The brew traces its origin to the 2012 derecho that hit the D.C. region just before the Fourth…
WASHINGTON — The derecho that knocked out power across the Washington region for days in 2012 is having an impact on changes to 911 emergency service across the country, and Fairfax County is trying to…
For the past two years and two months something\’s been missing at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington, Maryland.
It\’s been two years since a powerful derecho blew through the Washington area. Tuesday\’s wind storm conjured memories of the 2012 incident and its aftermath.
During the afternoon and evening of Friday June 29, 2012, an intense, line of thunderstorms raced eastward at nearly 60 mph from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic coast and pummeled the greater Washington area.
So many people lost air conditioning in the 2012 derecho that it seems appropriate to mark the anniversary with a cold one.
Strong thunderstorms are expected to move through the region Wednesday night. ABC7 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts breaks down what you can expect.
One year after the derecho that sheared trees in half and left more than 900,000 people sweating in the dark for days, is the area better equipped to bounce back?
One year after the derecho, are the lights any more likely to stay on in a storm?
A year after the derecho cut 911 service in Fairfax County, Verizon has conducted extensive audits and made a number of changes.
It\’s almost the one year anniversary of one of D.C.\’s most destructive storms. Last June 29, a derecho swept through the area, leaving behind thousands of dollars in damage and hundreds of thousands of residents without power. However, one local brewing company is hoping to relive that storm — through its beer.
A home in West Laurel is a danger to the public after strong winds sent a tree crashing into its roof like an ax.
So you keep hearing about it, but what exactly is this thing called a \”derecho\”?
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