Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Only 29 Pepco customers in Chevy Chase were still without power on the Wednesday evening following the Frankenstorm.
Only 29 Pepco customers in the Chevy Chase ZIP code 20815 were without power at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, according to Pepco's Storm Center website. The causes for these power outages were still "under evaluation," according to the Storm Center website. On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30, Pepco stated that it expected to have 90 percent of power outages resulting from Hurricane Sandy restored by 8 a.m. Wednesday. More than 100,000 outages from the Frankenstorm had been resolved by 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Pepco statement. Pepco is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region to support that organization's relief efforts, the statement added. Did you lose power during Hurricane Sandy? If so, for how long …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy left behind many downed leaves and branches—but not too much destruction—in Chevy Chase.
Hurricane Sandy certainly was fierce, but it didn't do quite the damage that its immediate predecessor, the June 29 derecho, did in Montgomery County. In Chevy Chase, many busineses remained closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, some opened back up Tuesday afternoon, and others posted signs saying that they would be back in business on Wednesday. Red and orange leaves covered the residential streets of Chevy Chase, and a few trees required attention on Tuesday. Upload your post-storm photos to the gallery above by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
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 …
Find out how to handle storm debris and what to do with it.
As Sandy moves out and the cleanup begins, the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Rockville will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Montgomery County announced. There will be no county trash or recycling collection on Tuesday. County service will slide with service two days later than usual through the weekend: Click here for information about service for municipal residents. Click here for more information about storm debris collection. Click here to sign up for service updates from the county Division of Solid Waste Services.
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:
National Weather Service: Hurricane Sandy likely will cause 'extensive flooding' in local creeks and streams.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Monday for Rock Creek in Washington, DC, and predicted that the Potomac River will be in flood stage Wednesday through Friday. A flood warning means flooding is imminent or has already been reported. As of 12:23 p.m. Monday, Rock Creek was "approaching the action stage of six feet. It is likely that the creek will exceed flood stage ... and major flooding is possible along Rock Creek later today and tonight," according to the National Weather Service. Flood gates are in place at the Washington Harbour complex. The runoff from the rain also will cause flooding on highways and in underpasses, the National Weather Service reported.
Declaration means the county could receive federal aid for storm costs.
County Executive Isiah Leggett declared a state of emergency for Montgomery County on Monday, making the county eligible for federal aid as it responds to Hurricane Sandy, a county spokeswoman said. The declaration allows the county to call upon staff to respond to the storm as needed, Mary Anderson said. “It’s mainly a human resources [measure] in terms of getting people to work,” Anderson said. “It changes pay structures and it’s also useful in seeking federal reimbursement later on." States of emergency were declared in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Howard County Executive Ken Ulman also signed an emergency declaration for that county. The declaration makes the county eligible for federal reimbursement for overtime hours …
Flood warning in effect; winds expected to gust to 75 mph.
Update, 8:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29: A two-car crash that killed a 66-year-old woman Monday in Clarksburg was weather-related, The Washington Post reports. Medical examiner David Fowler told The Post, "'If not for the storm' the accident would not have occurred ...." -- As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Maryland and Montgomery County are under states of emergency, a flood warning is in effect and schools, transit services and government facilities will be closed for a second day on Tuesday. The National Weather Service reported that Rock Creek crossed its flood stage of 7 feet just after 5 p.m. and was steadily rising. A flood warning remains in effect until 8:30 p.m. Forecasts called for increasingly strong winds, with gusts…