The D.C. region returned to relative calm Monday after an "extraordinary week" in which a rare earthquake damaged two national icons, then Hurricane Irene arrived and knocked out power to roughly 1 million customers.
For many in the Mid-Atlantic region, Hurricane Irene caused only minor inconveniences. But hundreds of thousands of others remained without power Monday, including some who could wait days for their electricity to return. And for a few, the storm brought tragedy.
IRENE UPDATE: Schools without electricity are closed; Outages update; Planes flying and trains running.
Hurricane Irene knocked out power this weekend to nearly 500,000 customers in the region, but the area escaped much heavier damage seen in central Virginia and Southern Maryland.
D.C. residents appeared to be heeding the call to stay indoors as the worst of Hurricane Irene's wrath approached the city, Mayor Vincent C. Gray said late Saturday.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray urged city residents on Friday to stock up and form emergency plans as Hurricane Irene threatens to produce tropical storm-like rain and winds in the capital region.
While we recognize the frustration over outage and reliability issues, I want to be sure Pepco customers know what we are doing to improve reliability and service ("Pepco ranks as nation's most-hated firm," Web, July 10).
Recently, The Washington Times incorrectly portrayed Pepco Energy Services' potential business with Metro ("Pepco bidding process perplexes Metro: Transit agency backs out of deal," Page 1, July 12). As president and CEO of Pepco Energy Services, I want to clear up some of the misrepresented information.
A Bowie man fatally shot Wednesday was targeted by two robbers disguised as Pepco workers, Prince George's County police said Thursday.