Damage across the region range from huge trees toppling across streets and crumpling cars to out-of-service gas stations and spotty Internet and phone service. Falls Church Water Utility customers are being advised to boil or add bleach to their water before drinking or cooking with. The utility company says a drop in water pressure may have led to water contamination.
Meanwhile, the mandatory water restriction that was in place for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties was lifted Sunday afternoon, however WSSC is encouraging customers to be conscious of their water usage during the extremely hot weather.
Fresh Air's book critic says it's just a fluke that nine of the 11 titles she picked this year were written by female authors. Her favorites include a jumbo-sized Dickensian novel, a biography of Ben Franklin's sister, a comedy of manners, a stunning Scandinavian mystery, and more.
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If you've ever spent a day on hold with a government agency, you know there has to be a better way. Now, the emerging field of 'civic tech' is trying to find it. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Roxann Stafford of Design Muse to learn more.
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