July 02, 2012

Storm Devastates the East Coast

With little warning a storm invaded the Washington Metropolitan area Friday night. The storm has reportedly taken the lives of at least 17 people (most from trees falling on homes and cars); meanwhile 3 million people are battling the heat and damage of the dreadful storm. Coping with the aftermath of the storm, many are being relieved from work as the power outages could last for as long as a week:
“On Sunday night, federal and state officials in the mid-Atlantic region gave many workers the option of staying home Monday to ease congestion on the roads. Federal agencies will be open in Washington, but non-emergency employees have the option of taking leave or working from home. Maryland’s governor also gave state workers wide leeway for staying out of the office.”