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Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

WASHINGTON – Pepco has launched its response plan in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A fleet of trucks were dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts.  These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

“We have developed a plan to attack potential outages since this storm was first predicted,” said Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham. “We’ve now launched our restoration fleets into the communities and they will work around the clock until everyone’s power is restored.

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store?

Favorite Fridays: What's Your Favorite Grocery Store?

 

 

As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, President Barack Obama on Friday, August 26th urged Americans in the path of the “historic” storm to “take it seriously” and prepare for the heavy rains, high winds and coastal flooding as it makes landfall.

Anticipating Irene’s arrival, people up and down the Eastern Seaboard are already crowding hardware and grocery stores  to pick up generators, bottled water, batteries, non-perishables and flashlights.

Congratulations to WUSA9's Post the Most Contest Winner

Congratulations to WUSA9's Post the Most Contest Winner

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest came to an end last night. The winner of the contest is nutrition blogger Chad Hamilton. Congratulations! 

His prize is a choice between the following: $100 gift card to Starbucks, Amazon, Apple or Best Buy 

Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope you continue to blog for our community sites! 

-The Where You Live Team

 

The Mind is Green

The Mind is a Garden

     When I think of what it takes to grow a healthy garden with beautiful flowers and vegetables, I envision that same kind of nurturing when it comes to cultivating the mind.  Think of your mind as a garden.  The more naturally you live the better the garden will function.  If you fill a garden or you mind with anything toxic or unhealthy, the results will be negative.  Like a garden, your mind will thrive and flourish when you fill it with a healthy, positive mindset and lifestyle.  So today, here’s a step you can take in planting a healthy garden or a healthy mind. 

Rockville to Host the 2011 DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

Rockville to Host the 2011 DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

 

The annual Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, one of the most popular races of the summer, will take place on Saturday, July 16, at 8:45 p.m. at N. Washington Street and Middle Lane. The event consists of an 8K race (including wheelchair division) and a 1K fun run, followed by a free concert by the Lloyd Dobler Effect and refreshments.