An electrical engineer from Pepco electric company attempts to repair and replace downed power lines, in Bethesda, Md., Monday, July 2, 2012. The storm left hundreds of thousands of people without power and caused wide spread property damage. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

An electrical engineer from Pepco electric company attempts to repair and replace downed power lines, in Bethesda, Md., Monday, July 2, 2012. The storm left hundreds of thousands of people without power and caused wide spread property damage. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)