Sunday Marks 2 Year Anniversary of DerechoSunday marks the two year anniversary of the derecho, a storm that most people living in the D.C.-Baltimore region remember all too well.
Unusually Massive Line of Storms Barrel EastA gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms could affect one in five Americans on Wednesday as it rumbles across the Midwest toward Washington packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds.
Md. Commission Orders Power Utilities to Improve Post-DerechoThe Maryland Public Service Commission says electric utilities need to "harden" distribution systems to improve reliability following last summer's derecho, in which nearly 1 million customers lost power.
Commission Says 911 Outage During Derecho Was Avoidable A state commission says the 911 outage in Northern Virginia after last summer's derecho was caused by Verizon's failure to perform necessary maintenance.
Feds Sharply Criticize Verizon's Response to Derecho StormFederal regulators have issued a sharply critical report on phone problems that followed a severe wind storm in the Washington-metro area last year.
Verizon Details Massive 9-1-1 Failure In Wake Of DerechoThe telecom giant met with the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Wednesday afternoon at Alexandria Police headquarters to flesh out why its 9-1-1 call system failed across northern Virginia following the Derecho storm in late June.
Montgomery County Extends Hours Of Operation For 311 Service By Two HoursBeginning Monday, Montgomery County’s “MC311” Customer Service Center (CSC) will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. That’s an additional two hours a day.
Maryland PSC To Reconsider Utility Reimbursement Policy In Event Of Power OutagesMaryland residents are calling for regulators to rethink a decision that allows utility companies to bill its customers to recover profits lost in the day following a power outage. And regulators may be listening.
Rockville Citizens Publicly Fighting Back Against Soaring Electric Costs In MarylandPepco is coming under fire for its constant pressure on local officials to approve rate increases for it’s Maryland customers, and those customers are beginning to focus on the group in charge of regulating the utility company.
Obama Signs Maryland Disaster Declaration For Derecho Storm RecoveryPresident Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Maryland to help recovery efforts following the Derecho storms that hit the state in late June.
Dylan Cooper Dies As Result Of Injuries Sustained During DerechoAuthorities confirmed the death of 19-year-old Dylan Shawn Cooper was the result of the Derecho storm that ripped through the region on June 29.
McDonnell: Virginia Storm Death Toll Rises To 11The number of Virginia fatalities related to the weekend's severe storms has climbed to 11, Gov. Bob McDonnel"s office said Tuesday.