Storms Cause Power Outages, But Consumers’ Wallets May Be Hit the Hardest
Molly Henneberg reported from Falls Church, Virginia where power crews are continuing the clean up and restoring power to residents after the eastern storms came barreling through last week. One man said he packed up his family and went to the closest hotel they could find, which was 45 minutes away since others near their home were booked with residents fleeing for relief.
The storm damage not only caused power outages and wrecked homes and cars, but the cleanup will be just as destructive to people’s budgets. In neighboring Maryland, Governor Martin O’Malley said “There are a lot of families
who had to throw out an entire refrigerator of groceries. No doubt many of them stocked up for the Fourth of July … who ended up throwing out a couple hundred dollars worth of food that they could not afford to lose.”