Posts Tagged ‘irene’

The Needle: It’s Electric Edition

Power Strictly Optional: The world finally has the answer to the question of "what's more devastating, tropical storms or blizzards?" Irene left hundreds of thousands of people without power by Monday, two days after passing through the mid-Atlantic—more, apparently, than the Snowmageddon did a few years ago. But the weather since the storm has been [...]

Do Not Go To Costco

If you're planning an afternoon supply run to the Costco in Pentagon City as Hurricane Irene draws near, don't bother. The scene there this morning:

Then again, you might still be in line to check out by the time the storm arrives—and we could think of worse spots to shelter in place than a warehouse loaded [...]

Pepco: Get Ready for Failure!

With Hurricane Irene on its way and the District under a tropical storm warning, Pepco has been making robocalls to power customers around D.C., warning that power will probably go out and stay out for a while.
"We strongly urge you to prepare now for the very real possibility of power outages this weekend," the calls [...]