Dominion Power of Virginia and North Carolina released its latest update to the number of outages still remaining. Late Saturday, the company said power is restored to nearly half of the original 900,000 homes without power from the summer storms
Saturday, CBS News reported that the violent storms, which swept across a number of states yesterday, left several people dead and millions without electrical service.
Virginia was hardest hit. Six people in the state died from downed power lines and trees that were the result of hurricane-force winds.
If you live in the state of Florida, consider yourself lucky.
Despite the Sunshine State getting ravished by Tropical Storm Debby last week, most areas have dried out. In fact, Tampa and other coastal areas that felt the wrath of the summer cyclone, are enjoying mild temperatures in the low to mid 80s.
Dominion Power, representing North Carolina and Virgina reported that out of the 2,458,276 customers it serves, only 575,208 are still without power due to the widespread outages. While that sounds like a large number, recall that original estimates had nearly 1 million without electricity to their homes.
After a cursory look at some websites around the Internet reporting on the heat wave and summer storms, it is clear many people are blaming triple-digit temperatures on climate change, the result of man's neglect of the planet.
Whether a global warming has anything to do with the recent rise in mercury in over 25 states is unknown. However, one thing is certain: Many suffering from sweltering heat want some relief by any means necessary. Dominion Power is working round the clock to restore outages.
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