If Pepco’s power outage map is as up-to-date as it promises, more than 15,000 DC customers to the west of Rock Creek Park still had no power as of 9:30 Sunday evening. More than 1200 of them are in Forest Hills. And Pepco isn’t promising to have anyone’s power restored before Friday, July 6th. The weather promises to be less miserable by this weekend’s standards, but only a little less, with forecast highs of 93 degrees Monday and Tuesday. So keep checking in on your neighbors, elderly or otherwise.
Monday brings some relief, as many of us return to work or to camp. And some people have chosen to start their July 4th holiday travel a couple of days early. If you’re staying and waiting for the Pepco crews to arrive, DC is offering a couple of places to cool off. The Tenley Library will be open 1-9 p.m. Monday. The Guy Mason Recreation Center at 3600 Calvert St, NW is Ward 3’s designated cooling center.
The high-rise condos, coops and apartments along Connecticut Avenue seem to have largely escaped the misery. And as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the DC Department of Health announced that the Methodist Home at 4901 Connecticut Avenue had its electricity restored and was no longer operating on generator power.
If you’ve lost power, how are you coping? If your lights are still on, how are you helping? Share below or email anecdotes and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll include them in updates.