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The gusts have died down, the fires are out and almost everybody has their power back, but only after serious damage was done by powerful winds that fanned the flames of brush fires across the D.C. area.
A Montgomery County work group is still surveying residents and businesses about the impact of power outages.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has blasted Pepco in a letter to its CEO, saying he is outraged and calling the company's power restoration rate after last week's winter weather "dismal."
Executives from the region's largest power provider announced increased consumer rates Monday, and a six-point plan aimed at combating the incidence of power outages, recently classified as among the country's worst.
A local utility company has begun to implement some of the improvements it promised at the end of the summer, following backlash from some regional outages that left hundreds of thousands without power for days.
People who are "mad as hell" at Pepco for losing power for days during this year's winter and summer storms aren't just shouting out their windows, they're actually doing something about.
Listeners are wondering why many people who lost power in this latest storm appear to be getting it back more quickly than last time around.
Heavy rains that rolled through the region early Wednesday caused thousands of power outages and contributed to morning accidents.
Standing in front of a toppled tree in Northwest D.C. Monday, Fenty complained that Pepco has not been very forthcoming with information. The mayor says the District is ready to move downed trees if Pepco would turn off electricity in the area of downed wires.