Breakfast links: Storm stories
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Pepco does a bit better:
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)
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)
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)
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
Parks get more private money:
Donations are on the rise to fund urban parks
, including some record gifts to major cities' most significant parks, but many more parks remain woefully underfunded. (NAC)
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