Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ten Montgomery County public schools remained without power as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Montgomery County Public Schools and offices will open on time Wednesday, Oct. 31, according to a county schools statement. County schools and administrative offices were closed on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30, due to Hurricane Sandy. "As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, there were 10 MCPS schools and buildings without power and only minor damage was reported to school facilities. MCPS is working to make sure all buildings are ready to open on time Wednesday morning," according to the statement. "If it becomes necessary to close individual schools due to power loss or storm-related damage, MCPS will communicate directly with those school communities, as well as through the media and emergency communication methods," the statement said.
Pepco "relieved" that storm did not generate as many outages as anticipated.
Hurricane Sandy left more than 10,200 Pepco customers in Montgomery County without power as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to Pepco's Storm Center website. In comparison, the derecho of June 29, 2012, left more than 17,000 people in Montgomery County without power for a week, Patch reported last summer. "Pepco is relieved that the storm did not generate as many outages as we had anticipated," Pepco spokesman Clay Anderson told Patch Tuesday. "In Montgomery County, we are looking at outages that are spread across the county, pretty widely dispersed," Anderson said. In particular, Pepco is working to clean up a number of trees that came down during the storm in Bethesda and Potomac, Anderson added. Estimated power restoration times …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Power outages increased in Montgomery County as Hurricane Sandy grew closer to making landfall Monday evening.
More than 8,400 Pepco customers were without power in Montgomery County by 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29:
In the early stages of storm, Pepco reports 2,500 outages in Montgomery County.
More than 2,500 Pepco customers were without power in Montgomery County, Pepco reported Monday afternoon. Pepco's Storm Center website reported that the following ZIP codes were experiencing power outages as of about 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29:
Although the storm has not yet made landfall in the Mid-Atlantic states, power outages already are being reported, according to Pepco's Storm Center website.
Although Hurricane Sandy hadn't yet made landfall in the Mid-Atlantic region by Monday afternoon, power outages already were being reported on Pepco's Storm Center website. As of 2:15 p.m. on Monday, the following ZIP codes in Montgomery County and Northwest and Northeast Washington, DC, were experiencing power outages, according to Pepco's website: The National Weather Service expects high winds to begin Monday afternoon and to continue in Maryland for about 24 to 36 hours, according to a statement from the Maryland Public Service Commission. "The particular challenges posed by Hurricane Sandy, including sustained periods of powerful winds and flooding, may limit restoration efforts in the early hours, but the [Maryland Public Service] …
WSSC is keeping residents updated on services during Hurricane Sandy through its website and on social media.
As Hurricane Sandy moves up the East Coast and the threat of multiple-day power outages and concerns about flooding increase by the hour, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has staff and power backup to inform residents of precautions to take, as well as to address any emergencies. According to WSSC Spokesman I.J. Hudson, rarely has the headquarters lost power, but backup generators are in place to make sure staff can alert residents through their website and Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as through the local media. Although the building is closed, critical staff is present and ready to respond to anything that might be brought on by the storm. “We have emergency people in place to manually set things to fix them,” he …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday.
Update (Monday, Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m.): All Montgomery County schools and administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Original post (Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m.): "All Montgomery County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to emergency weather conditions related to Hurricane Sandy," according to a news statement from Montgomery County Public Schools. All school and community activities in school buildings are canceled as well, the statement added. Administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, and MCPS will determine on Monday whether or not to close administrative offices on Tuesday, according to the statement.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Pepco warns that Hurricane Sandy could be a "potentially catastrophic event."
Pepco's pre-hurricane message to customers on Friday: Be prepared, and be patient. Hurricane Sandy—dubbed Frankenstorm—"has the potential to cause devastating damage to our service territory," Pepco warned. "[Tens] or even hundreds of thousands of customers could lose power during this potentially catastrophic event," and multi-day outages are a possibility, according to a Pepco statement. “We’re hearing forecasts that we could see heavy sustained winds for up to 48 hours as this storm makes an agonizingly slow track across our overall system,” Pepco President Thomas H. Graham said. Heavy rain also is expected, according to weather services. Crews will start fixing downed power lines as soon as the storm's winds subside below 35 mph, "…
Friday, August 26, 2011
Washington area could feel first effect of storm as early as Friday evening, according to reports.
Update, 6:30 a.m.: A flash flood watch has also been issued for Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Original Post: A tropical storm warning has been issued for much of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area—including Montgomery County—as Hurricane Irene heads towards the East Coast. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm as maximum force winds fell from 115 to 110, ABC7 reports. It’s expected to make landfall near North Carolina’s Outer Banks Saturday before heading up the coast to the Washington area. Six- to nine-foot waves have been spotted off the North Carolina coast, according to ABC7. The Washington area could feel the first effects of the storm as early as late Friday …