The much-maligned Pepco performed better in this week’s hurricane than the summer’s derecho. Total outages among Pepco customers peaked below 42,000, compared with 483,000 in June’s storm. (DCist, Post) Twitter
Why Sandy didn’t flood Bloomingdale
Bloomingdale actually didn’t flood during Sandy. Is the flooding problem fixed? No, it’s just that regular drainage could handle the sustained, less-intense rain we had, but not sudden heavy downpours. (City Paper) Twitter
Teleworking: why just in storms?
One-third of local federal government employees telework during storms like Sandy. But less than 8% do so on regular days. Why can’t more telework in good weather? (Post) Twitter
Region still faces risk of flooding
The region is returning to normal today, having avoided the worst effects of Sandy. But waterways which received millions of gallons of sewage overflow still pose a health risk, especially if they overflow. (Post) Twitter