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Storms Sweep DC Area

Maryland Senators Ask MD PSC To Impose Fines Of More Than $100 Million Each For PEPCO And BGE

Senators Jim Rosapepe and Brian Frosh say the money would fund a “Surge Reserve” of trained workers to end long power failures.


File photo of a knocked over power line from the Mid-Atlantic storms. (credit: Getty Images)

More Than 112,000 In Virginia Without Electricity

Thousands of electricity customers in Virginia remain without service but utility crews are making progress.


Matt MacCartney of Chesapeake, Md., a member of a tree cutting crew from Auburey's Landscaping, works to dismantle a giant southern red oak tree that was blown over in last Friday's deadly storm on July 2, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Nearly 1 Million People To Spend Fourth Of July Without Electricity

Hundreds of thousands from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic were preparing to spend the Fourth of July like America’s founders did in 1776, without the conveniences of electricity and air conditioning.


A hand-written sign about local power company Pepco hangs on a pole in a residential neighborhood on July 2, 2012 in Silver Spring, Md. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Maryland Resident: Utility Companies ‘Always Unprepared’ For Storms

Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 22 storm deaths could rise because of stifling conditions and generator fumes.


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Power Outages Lead To More Government And School Closings

The federal government went back to work Tuesday, but plenty of public schools are still without power. Also, some government agencies are giving their employees to work from home. See the full list of closings.


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More Than 276,000 Still Without Power In Virginia

More than 276,000 electricity customers across Virginia have no service as crews work to repair power lines and equipment damaged by severe storms. Dominion Power is championing the slogan: “Our boots don’t come off until your lights are back on.”


A downed tree damages a truck after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, D.C. region on June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Va. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Death Toll Rises To 22 From Weekend Storms

A weekend without electricity was already trying for millions in the sweltering, storm-swept mid-Atlantic region. But Monday morning brings another grim challenge when many embark on a difficult commute over roads with darkened stoplights and likely mass-transit delays.


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Traffic Signals Out In The District, Maryland And Virginia After Storms

Authorities in the mid-Atlantic region are warning motorists to expect traffic signal outages during the morning commute.


Workers cut up a fallen tree so that power lines can be repaired, on June 30, 2012 in Huntington, Md. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gov. O’Malley: Friday’s Deadly Storms ‘Very Historic Event’

Gov. Martin O’Malley is urging state residents to be careful in the heat in the aftermath of a storm that knocked out power to more than 895,000 Marylanders and killed at least one person.


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D.C. Storm: Power Outage Resources, Forecasts & More

Violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures wiped out power to more than 2 million customers across the eastern United States and caused at least five fatalities.