From Hurricane Isabel to approaching Hurricane Sandy, the nation’s capital has been a center of severe weather in recent years. Here’s a partial list of what she’s sent our way.
The Derecho -- June 29, 2012 Between 9:30 and 11 p.m., one of the most destructive complexes of thunderstorms in memory swept through the area. Packing wind gusts of 60-80 mph, the storm downed hundreds of trees and left more than 1 million area residents without power during 100-degree-plus days. Xavia, pictured here, was one of the dogs that sweltering owners turned over to the Washington Animal Rescue League during the long wait to get power restored. Read more. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post Buy Photo