Just a bad storm

Despite all the TV hype, looks like Hurricane Irene wasn’t the end of the world, at least in Washington.

As Hurricane Irene moved on to flood the streets of New York City Sunday, people in the Washington region were dealing with an aftermath of power outages, flooding and trees that continued to fall in high winds.

As of noon Sunday, almost half a million customers were without power in the region, including 117,1780 in Prince George’s County, 111,344 in Anne Arundel, 82,461 in Northern Virginia, 70,341 in Montgomery and 30,223 in the District.

Slight damage, but unfortunately 14 storm related deaths. Cleanup will take a while, but isn’t overwhelming. Transportation, though, is a mess. Lots of cancelled flights, including my trip back to DC, but there are alternatives.

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