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District of Columbia to get storm disaster aid

The District of Columbia is receiving federal disaster aid for its recovery efforts after a June 29 storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 06:43am EDT

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Pepco tried different strategies with derecho

Pepco says it tried new strategies as the June 29 derecho struck Maryland, according to a post-storm assessment the utility filed with the Maryland Public Service Commission Monday.

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, pepco, Maryland Public Service Commission

O'Malley calls for study on burying power lines

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has issued an executive order that calls for a study into improving infrastructure and burying power lines. It comes less than a month after a devastating derecho and a week after regulators gave Pepco the approval necessary to raise electric rates.

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 07:45am EDT

Tags: Martin OMalley, pepco, Kate Ryan

Bethesda family says derecho still dominates life

It's been nearly a month since a violent storm ripped through the region, one Bethesda family is still recovering.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 06:21am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Bethesda, pepco

Public comment hearings scheduled for derecho power outages

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold eight hearings where the public can approach power companies with comments related to the recent derecho.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 03:22am EDT

Tags: Maryland Public Service Commission, public comment, hearing,

FCC seeks public help with 911 outage investigation

David Turetsky, chief of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the FCC, told the commissions on Thursday that the investigation will also look at ways to improve the system like texting and the next generation of 911 service.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 04:57pm EDT

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22 Riverdale apartments need extensive repairs after derecho

A leaky roof forced the evacuation of dozens of apartments in Riverdale.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:54am EDT

Tags: storms, michelle basch, Riverdale

Marylanders get chance to speak out on utility performance

The Maryland Public Service commission wants residents to weigh in on how well they think their electricity companies handled the massive power outages that occurred when the June 29 derecho left hundreds of thousands in the dark.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 07:23am EDT

Tags: utilities, power, Kate Ryan

Insurance adjusters busy after derecho

Almost two weeks after a severe storm swept through the region, leaving more than 840,000 Marylanders and about 9,000 Frederick County residents temporarily without power, insurance companies are still dealing with the aftermath.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: insurance

Pressure mounts for utilities to give more outage info

Pressure is mounting for utilities to bury their power lines and to make sure there are enough people to help bring the lights back on when the power goes out.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 05:42am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Colleen Kelleher

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