D.C. area storms: Power outages, weather forecast, storm updates and how to stay safe

The Post is covering the aftermath of the storms online at washingtonpost.com/regional. Here’s some information you might need to deal with damage from storms and heat in the area.

Weather coverage and data:

Visit PostWeather.com for today’s forecast and more.

Weather radar: wapo.st/CWGradar

On Twitter, follow @capitalweather for updates: twitter.com/capitalweather

Heat guide: The Capital Weather Gang has published a guide to understanding managing heat at wapo.st/hotweather.

The Post’s Lena Sun wrote a primer on how to spot (and treat) head cramps, exhaustion and stroke at http://wapo.st/heathealth.


E-mail your storm images to userpics@washpost.com

Upload your storm photos to our gallery

Pepco outages: bit.ly/9ugW7L

To report outages (24 hours):



To report downed wires and life-threatening emergencies (24 hours):



and press 2.

Dominion Virginia Power outages:bit.ly/DomPowerOut

Call to report outages and check repair status: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357).

Baltimore Gas and Electric outages: bit.ly/MDoOWp

Call to report outages and check repair status: 1-877-778-2222

PotomacEdison outages: bit.ly/OJgQiG

Call 1-888-544-4877 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commissiont: Mandatory water restrictions for all WSSC customers have been lifted. bit.ly/bH3p9T

Phone numbers for more information:

1-301-206-WSSC (9772)

Toll Free: 1-800-828-6439

Emergency: 301-206-4002

24-hr emergency e-mail: EmergencyCallCenter@wsscwater.com

D.C. Water: http://www.dcwater.com/

Customer Service

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


24-hour water and sewer emergencies:


WMATA : http://wmata.com | Traffic news and alerts: wapo.st/K7MY99

Delays and cancellations around the region

View Photo Gallery: More than 1.2 million homes and businesses across Maryland and Virginia lost power Friday night as one of the most powerful and punishing storms in months swept across the Washington region.

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