He said they immediately requested outside help, although "no company got its full request" because of heavy demand among utility companies in the region.
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"It's a hurricane without warning that came through our territory," David Velazquez, executive vice president of power delivery for Pepco, said of the derecho, before touting the utility's mobilization. "This was an all-hands event, 24 hours a day."
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