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Comparing Washington's recent derechos

The severe windstorm that roared southeast from the Great Lakes into the Mid-Atlantic in June was an extreme weather event for the Washington, D.C. metro area. The storm system left extensive tree damage in its wake and more than one million people were without power.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 12:21am EDT

Tags: dave dildine, storms

The summer of 2012 may prove to be unforgettable

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer -- and it'll be one that Washingtonians will find hard to forget. Not only the soaring temperatures, but the intense storms like June's Derecho.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 08:09am EDT

Tags: weather, Mike Stinneford, power outages

Dominion: Severe derecho damage hindered restoration efforts

After reviewing its response to June's destructive derecho, Dominion Virginia Power says widespread, severe damage slowed power restoration.

Saturday - 08/25/2012, 07:44am EDT

Tags: Dominion Power, power, restoration, dick uliano

PSC utility wraps up derecho hearings

Almost two months after the derecho ripped through the region leaving more than one million customers without power, an investigation by regulators into how utilities handled the storm is moving into a new phase.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:15am EDT

Tags: michelle basch, PSC, Public Service Commission, bge, Dominion, pepco

Verizon: June storm response was insufficient

Verizon is acknowledging widespread failures in its 911 emergency backup systems during a June storm that hit the Washington region.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:49am EDT

Tags: verizon

Pepco customers demand PSC take action

Upset that Pepco plans to ask for another rate hike, customers lashed out at Maryland regulators Tuesday night, demanding they take action.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:24am EDT

Tags: PSC, pepco, bge, Kate Ryan, Maryland Public Service Commission

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WTOP Beltway Poll: Customers support buried power lines

After every major power outage, there's a call to bury electric lines. The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows which utility customers favor that move the most.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:20am EDT

Tags: wtop beltway poll, Baltimore Gas and Electric, pepco, Dominion, darci marchese, bge, Heart+Mind Strategies

WTOP Beltway Poll: Most satisfied with electric companies

The latest WTOP Beltway Poll shows that 88 percent of customers continued to remain satisfied with their electric utility after the June derecho.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: bge, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, pepco, darci marchese, wtop beltway poll

WTOP Beltway Poll: Pepco customers most dissatisfied

Pepco customers who lost power in the wake of the June 29 derecho are much more critical of their utility's performance than customers of other major utilities who were left in the dark, according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 06:01am EDT

Tags: bge, Heart+Mind Strategies, Dominion Virginia Power, Baltimore Gas and Electric, pepco, mitchell miller, wtop beltway poll

Port City Brewing releases Derecho Common beer

A local brewery that lost power during the derecho is getting sweet revenge on Mother Nature with a new brew that the storm almost ruined.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 09:37pm EDT

Tags: Beer, Port City Brewing Company, growler, michelle basch

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