Power Restoration Begins in D.C.

    LA PLATA, MD  - JUNE 30:  (L-R) Snapped power poles lined W. Hawthorne Drive at Ripley Park Road in La Plata, MD on Saturday, June 30, 2012.    No one was injured.   An overnight severe storm hit the greater DC area causing power outages in Maryland, DC and Virginia.  Early estimates are a million homes are without power as temperatures today are expected to be around 100 degrees on the heat index.  West Hawthorne Drive in La Plata was particularly hard hit with numerous downed trees and power lines. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

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    Thousands of residents in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region finally had their power restored Tuesday, four days after a severe storm system tore through the area. Boxed meals were handed out to D.C. residents whose food had spoiled during the outage. Despite restorations, some 200,000 homes in the region were still without power by late afternoon, while other residents complained that felled trees and wires hadn’t been cleaned off streets. Temperatures remained high in the mid-90s, and the heat-related death toll climbed to nine in Virginia.

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