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2012-07-06 14:20:14

RICHMOND, Va., July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power today said it is completing restoration work from last weekend's severe storms that disrupted service to more than 1 million customers. All known outages in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area related to the storms should be repaired by tonight. For customers in the Charlottesville area and most of the Shenandoah Valley repairs should be completed by Saturday night. Repairs are expected to be completed by Sunday night...

2012-03-21 06:21:59

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Electric Institute today honored Dominion Virginia Power with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for outstanding power restoration efforts in the wake of a major hurricane in August 2011. The award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign-based member companies that faced untoward circumstances caused by extraordinary events and put forth an outstanding effort to restore service to the public. Winners were chosen by a panel of...

2011-09-05 12:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power crews are working on the last remaining reported outages from Hurricane Irene. Full restoration of virtually all affected customers should be completed by late tonight. Fewer than 3,000 customers, located mainly in central Virginia, remained without power Monday afternoon because of Hurricane Irene. These customers were in the areas hit hardest by the storm, in locations where damage to the power system was catastrophic...

2009-11-13 10:48:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Near-hurricane conditions strike Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton Road regions Power restored to 180,000 of 335,000 customers affected statewide by high winds, flooding Restoration work expected to last several days; virtually all completed by Sunday night Focus is on public safety, critical infrastructure Dominion Virginia Power crews have restored electric service to nearly 180,000 of the 335,000 customers affected by severe weather...

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2009-08-12 12:40:00

Reconstructions of past hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean indicate that the most active hurricane period in the past was during the "Medieval Climate Anomaly" about a thousand years ago when climate conditions created a "perfect storm" of La Niña-like conditions combined with warm tropical Atlantic waters."La Niña conditions are favorable for hurricanes because they lead to less wind shear in the tropical Atlantic," said Michael E. Mann,...

2009-05-28 08:13:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives urge residents across the state to have a dependable plan in place in preparation for this year's hurricane season. Although no forecast is certain, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts that this season will yield nine to 14 named storms, including four to seven hurricanes of which one to three could become major hurricanes. A major...