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WTOP's Top 5 morning stories: Storm center edition

Monday - 7/2/2012, 10:23am  ET

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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. http://bit.ly/OW7Re6

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. http://bit.ly/OW89BJ

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. http://bit.ly/LqIPir

Where to get ice: Call ahead before you go, but here are some stores we contacted Monday morning about having ice in stock. http://bit.ly/OW9cl7

Tips for staying cool in a heat wave without power: Check out these tips for how to stay as cool as possible without power. http://bit.ly/OW9N68

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