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One certainty in life is that the power will go out.
The residents of four nursing homes in Maryland are feeling the heat, because they are still without air conditioning in the aftermath of last week's storm.
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Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is pushing utilities to do better than their predictions of restoring power to 90 percent of homes by Friday.
Friday night's storm has left many people in the D.C. area without power in the midst of an unrivaled heat wave.
About a million Marylanders were without power shortly before the sun came up, similar to the number that lost power in 2003 when Tropical Storm Isabel hit the state.
The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado hit central Virginia.
A large power outage this evening in Northern Virginia.
Just before midnight Friday, Dominion's website said nearly all of the 5,000 customers who lost power had their electricity restored.
Metro passengers trying to get home late Thursday and early Friday found it took hours longer than normal because of a power outage at Metro's control center and scheduled maintenance on the rail lines.
Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews wants to avoid another "commute from hell" by having the state pay for backup power for traffic lights when the electricity goes off.