Monday, July 2, 2012

Washington Tweets: Special Power Outage Edition

Washington Tweets
by Bill Adler

Washington tweets. A lot. The Washington Tweets column is a collection of the most interesting, recent Washington-area tweets. These tweets reveal a candid and fascinating portrait of what is on our collective minds: Twitter gives a snapshot of what we're doing, thinking and hoping for. Washington Tweets is Washington in the raw. Washington Tweets is published on Monday. Bill Adler tweets at @billadler.

What's on our minds is electricity (or lack of) and the weather. This is a special power outage edition of Washington Tweets.

Imagine a world where the weather in DC today is cooler than usual. (@andrerichesque)

When will #PEPCO learn that investing in underground lines will save money & be more reliable?! Worst utility in the nation! @pepcoconnect (@ChuckHess)

#Pepco, one of the DC area power co's, estimates all juice to be restored by 11 pm, Fri July 6. Nearly a week to the minute after storm hit. ( @ChadPergram)

Video and images of violent storm (#derecho) that caused power outages throughout region around Washington DC  (@earthskyscience)

Dominion Power/Pepco strong early frontrunners for "Worst Week in Washington". About 175 degrees and no power in Fix house. (@TheFix)

"Nobody will have their boot further up Pepco's backside than I will," said Maryland's @GovernorOMalley #dcstorm (@postlocal)

#PEPCO - Promising Everyone Power's Coming On (@tomfitzDC)

Electricity is so scarce in the DC area, all the high rollers are asking for restaurant tables next to power outlets. (@kyledbowen)

#Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM) made $68M in 2012 Q1 and it has not paid any federal income taxes for at least a decade. (@wexler)

Good morning! I'm back from China & directing DC gov's response to storm damage & power outages. Latest public info: (@mayorvincegray)

Please pressure #PEPCO to restore power to Montgomery Co MD! My dogs are DYING and my Mother lost all of her food and is on DIALYSIS! Help! (@KosherSoul)

After that weekend of heat in DC, I think I have an idea of what the briskets and pork butts feel like when I cook 'em. #fatrendering (@stewartcink)

All those binders full of contingency plans... // Power outages drag on; officials fuming at utility companies: (@hgil)

Sadly Cuba has better electrical reliability than US capitol. @PepcoConnect when will #pepco actually spend the money to improve? #nohike (@SapienQuis)

I can't decide if its cooler with windows open or closed #pepco (@piggybackrider)

I want to thank #pepco for allowing me to spend July 4 like our forefathers in 1775. #Fail (@SapienQuis)

Washington, DC shatters all-time June record high, sizzles to 104 (@WashingtonDaily)

"July 6 is unacceptable," says Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett of #Pepco's estimate for restoring power (@postlocal)

#Pepco says 90% of customers should have power restored by Friday night. Ugh. (@cdog_)

#Pepco estimates power restoral at my #Takoma Park, MD house on July 6, 11 pm. @PepcoConnect, July 6?! That's 5 1/2 days from now! (@SethGrimes)

DC power situation desperately worse: while others have regained electricity, we have lost ours. (@PaulPage)

Monday. No power. No communication from #Pepco. Again and again and again... (@kimthewriter)

Dear DC traffic reporter who just said of morning-after storm conditions, "It's like a war zone": It's not like a war zone (@NPRinskeep)

Hangin' out on roofs, sleepin' in parks, fleein' the city: how Washingtonians of yesteryear handled the heat. (@dcist_martin)

Nothing like a cold shower on a Monday morning. I stayed home. Everyone else, even the dog, found A/C'd places to bunk. Thanks, #Pepco. (@tteminWFED)

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