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With Hurricane Irene on its way and the District under a tropical storm warning, Pepco has been making robocalls to power customers around D.C., warning that power will probably go out and stay out for a while.

“We strongly urge you to prepare now for the very real possibility of power outages this weekend,” the calls say.

Listen to the message here:

[audio:|titles=Pepco robocall]

Image of Hurricane Irene via National Hurricane Center