The pressure is on for utilities to bury their power lines so customers don't sweat in the dark.
WTOP's Kate Ryan
Strong storms entered the D.C. region Sunday and left power outages in their wake. The storms, which were expected to break the area's record-breaking heat wave with a cold front from the north, left tens of thousands without power.
County governments are closing cooling centers as restoration efforts continue in the D.C. region and the need for power continues to decline.
A crane working to take down a tree toppled over, with the crane's operator still in the cab and another worker still in the tree.
If you've been affected by the derecho and heat wave, we have a beer for you.
A trash dropoff site in Montgomery County says more than 4,800 tons of tree debris has been dropped off at the facility following last week's storms.
Chris Core, commentator
Thousands of people lost power after last weekend's storm and had to either eat their food before it spoiled, or toss it out altogether. So who pays for that waste?
Like in people, dogs can suffer from heat stroke. Watch for heavy panting and ropy saliva.
Frustrated with the ongoing power outage, a group of Pepco customers used their time without electricity to compose a song that takes aim at the company.
As the region's extreme heat is expected to continue into the weekend, a utility is urging its customers to conserve electricity.
Hundreds of thousands of people from Illinois to New Jersey are still without power after a line of deadly storms struck last Friday. A week of more unpredictable weather and sweltering temperatures has followed.
It's never too late to celebrate the Fourth of July. At least not in Gaithersburg.
John Aaron, WTOP reporter
Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Six days after the storm, Virginia Dominion Power crews were working Thursday afternoon to restore electricity to a half block of homes in Del Ray Alexandria. The company is working home-by- home to restore power to its customers.
The head of Maryland's Public Service Commission said Thursday all of Maryland's major electrical utilities will have to file reports on how they managed power restoration in the aftermath of the strong storm that tore through Maryland late last week, knocking out power to more than 1 million Maryland customers.
Some say Friday night's derecho pushed them around on the bridge, and the bridge should have been closed to traffic sooner.
Sharon Bulova says she will ask the Washington Area Council of Governments to take action on the failure.