Appalachian Power president Charles Patton on the utility's ongoing efforts to restore power to West Virginia residents.
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R-Va.) on continuing efforts to restore power to residents after days without electricity.
Ohio Emergency Management's Nancy Dragani shares the latest on efforts to return power to residents in the state.
Some of the millions without power after deadly heat-driven storms struck the Mid-Atlantic area Friday flocked to malls, libraries, pools and most any other public place with electricity to seek relief from a massive heat wave blanketing much of the nation.
As of Tuesday morning, about 1.37 million people scattered through 11 states, from Indiana to Delaware and Washington, had no electricity, down from about 1.8 million overnight - and a peak of 4 million on Friday night and Saturday, just after the storms hit.
The total included 351,000 in West Virginia, 309,000 in Ohio and nearly 279,000 in Virginia, along with about 116,000 in metro Washington. Power and government authorities said some may not get electricity back until the end of this week.
This morning on "Starting Point," Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray shared the frustration that city residents are feeling after the extended outage. Mayor Gray, who currently does not have power in his home, says it's time for a 'game changer.'
"This is not the first time," Mayor Gray says. "This has happened repeatedly. We've had power outage after power outage in the District of Columbia. And the people are just fed up with it."
He adds, "the areas of the city where the lines are underground, and that's what needs to be done. It needs to be a commitment by Pepco to say over a period of time, we are going to move to underground all of these lines in the city."