As the hurricane swirls northwest through Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and Canada, it leaves the DC area largely unscathed. 20,000 Pepco customers and 98,000 Virginia Dominion Power customers are currently without power. Large trees are down in the area, and a few have crushed cars, but the damage pales in comparison to the disaster ongoing in the New York City area.
Our thanks go out to those who worked tirelessly during the storm today, from the DDOT, DCDPW, DC Water and Pepco Crews, to the first responders of DC Fire & EMS and the Metropolitan Police Department. This city was ready for a major disaster, and thankfully only has had to deal with a minor one.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the people of New York City, New Jersey and other affected areas. If you get a chance today, donate to the Red Cross.
If you do still have downed power lines, please call 911 to report the location. If you have trees down on the public right of way, call 311. If you have a catch basin that is blocked, call DC Water at 202.612.3400.
Now: go check on your neighbors.