The number without power was dropping, but more than 500,000 customers were still using generators, hauling water, and camping out almost a week after storms knocked out electricity to millions in the nation's capital and beyond.
Many top government officials had left Washington in time to avoid Friday night's storm – and the subsequent (and lingering) power outage. More than 2 million on the East Coast sweltered without air conditioning for a third day.
According to Republicans, who are keeping track, 12 major Democratic politicians are planning to skip the DNC. While the convention's timing is hard on Democrats in tight races, a long list of no-shows could embarrass Obama.