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More than 6,500 residents are without power in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Sunday, the hottest day of the year.
Update at 10 a.m. -- More than 2,000 Dominion customers are still without power in Arlington. Update at 11 p.m. -- The number of Dominion customers still in the dark is down modestly, to 7,378. A company spokeswoman said "the storms left a lot damage" and "crews will work thru the night as
Severe storms blast southern parts of metro area, 40,000 without power - The Washington Post The Washington Post Comment on this story ArrowRight GiftOutline Loading... Refresh
Storms unleashed hail and damaging winds that toppled trees.
As of Wednesday morning, more than 11,000 residents around the region were left without power.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
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