The Struggle To Keep The Power On

8:29 PM, Jul 8, 2012   |    comments
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BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Pepco has announced it has restored power to all of the storm victims in its service area. But Pepco has been busy repairing lines from heat related outages. There are new worries too, with the threat of severe weather Sunday night.

Out of state crews working for Pepco are still here from last week's storm. They are hopping from one job to the next. As soon as they restore power, other heat related outages pop up.

Peter Englestad was fortunate to get his lights back on Monday.

But Peter's luck ran out this morning when weakened trees fell on some power lines in the Brookmont area of Bethesda.

Outages are sporadic and so is restoration.

"My power went off at 10:30. It's disappointing but we had our power on all week."

Down the road, Grace Peterson and her husband weren't so lucky. They didn't get power until Friday.

"It complicated things because he's disabled. It was quite difficult. There was no air conditioning. I would say he was suffering."

While the Petersons didn't lose power this morning the threat of storms Sunday could change that.

"When the storms come we have to keep our fingers crossed."

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