Strong Storms Knock Out Power to Thousands in Montgomery County


Heavy rains and strong winds over Potomac on July 8.

UPDATED A line of strong storms swept through Montgomery County around 6:45 p.m. on July 8 knocking out power to thousands of Montgomery County residents.

At 7:15 p.m., there were nearly 18,000 Pepco customers without power in Montgomery County, according to online outage maps. At 7:30 p.m., that number had climbed to over 24,000 customers. At 8 p.m., the number of Pepco outages in Montgomery County was up to 28,276. Shortly before 9 p.m., the number of outages had increased to 30,984 or about ten percent of Pepco’s customers in Montgomery County. On July 9, at 6::30 a.m., there were still over 3,600 Pepco customers in Montgomery County without power.

If your power is out, and you are a Pepco customer, call 1.877.737.2662 to report the outage.

There were also reports of tree damage across the county, including a tree on a house on Lorain Avenue.

The severe weather also delayed and then canceled the Montgomery County Swim League’s long course swim meet in Rockville.


Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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