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Generators bought for derecho can't be returned

At some Home Depots, customers will see signs that say, "Generators are not returnable if they are opened or used."

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 04:31am EDT

Tags: nathan hager, Home Depot

Pepco asks for delay on rate hike decision

Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to delay its decision on a 4 percent rate hike, The Washington Post reports. The panel scheduled to vote on the increase this Friday.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 10:49am EDT

Tags: pepco, power company, utility company,

O'Malley: Feds could help guard against power grid attack

The recent derecho storm that wiped out power for a week in some areas in the D.C. region highlights another potential problem: vulnerability to a cyber attack.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 06:36am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, power grid, Vince Gray, Marriage Bureau, Martin O

Heat-related deaths in Maryland reach 18

Maryland health officials say a total of 18 people have died of heat-related causes in the state.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Tags: heat, heat deaths, Maryland

Ex-CIA director: Recent outages a taste of nationwide threat

Most in the Washington area were without power for at least a few hours following a derecho of historic proportions, and some fell off the grid for almost a week. R. James Woolsey Jr., CIA director under Bill Clinton and board member of the International Spy Museum, says a very real cybersecurity threat could sweep electrical grids throughout the country affecting the military and intelligence communities.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 10:54am EDT

Tags: cybersecurity, power company, utility company, R. James Woolsey

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Putting the 2012 heat wave in perspective

Washington's streak of excessively hot weather ended this weekend after 11 consecutive days of temperatures exceeding 95 degrees at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. How does this year's summer heat wave stack up against years past? WTOP takes a closer look at the numbers.

Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:53am EDT

Tags: dave dildine, heat wave

Questions about Bay Bridge travel after derecho

Some say Friday night's derecho pushed them around on the bridge, and the bridge should have been closed to traffic sooner.

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 12:39pm EDT

Tags: Bay Bridge, Maryland Transportation, Harold Bartlett

Tree removal tips and contact information

If Friday's big storm damaged your property, there are a few important steps to take when filing an insurance claim and to safely removing trees from your property.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 04:03pm EDT

Tags: tree removal

Timeline of derecho that hit Friday

The massive and powerful storm that blew through the Washington-area Friday night is a weather system known as a derecho.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 03:41pm EDT

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Reports of price gouging emerge in storm's aftermath

"We have received complaints about price gouging in the area of gasoline prices as well as in the area of hotels," says Karen Straughn, the director of the mediation unit for the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 04:42am EDT

Tags: price gouging, andrew mollenbeck, gas, Straughn, Maryland Attorney General

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