Posts Tagged ‘derecho’

The Needle: Calm Before the Storm Edition

Derecho II: Electric Boogalo: Call it another derecho or not, but tonight and tomorrow could bring damaging thunderstorms to the region. (Even the congressional baseball game could be canceled!) Those of you who went without power for days last summer may just want to leave town now. -3

Pepco Activates Emergency Teams Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

Four months after the derecho walloped Washington and left more than a million people without electricity, Pepco's looking to avoid a repeat with Hurricane Sandy, which could hit Washington by Sunday.
Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey says that the utility has activated its emergency teams ahead of the hurricane, which has been compared to 1991's "perfect storm." [...]

The Needle: Blog Drought

Northwest Blackout: Chevy Chase and its neighbors have been the slowest to recover their electricity following Friday's derecho, according to a map compiled by the Post. With no lights after dark, will Chevy Chase residents be easy prey to the racist homeless? -2

Donation Fund Set Up for Woman Paralyzed by Storm

The family and friends of a woman who was partially paralyzed in Friday's storm have set up a donation fund to help with her medical expenses.
Carolina Alcalde was struck by a tree during the storm. The tree severed her spinal cord, broke five of her ribs, fractured her shoulder blade, and caused trauma to her [...]

Pepco’s Robocall of Doom

Pepco customers around the area got an uninspiring message from the utility on Saturday: It might take a week before power is restored after Friday night's derecho.
Listen to the message here—if you've got power.