Newt Gingrich issued a warning, based on the destructive storms that hit the Washington, D.C. area over the weekend, on Twitter:

And, later, the former Republican presidential candidate added:

"Crews are working 24/7 to restore power to roughly 650,000 homes and businesses with electricity three days after a rare derecho storm blew through the area, downing trees and electric lines," WTOP reports. "The number of outages Monday morning has been climbing, rather than declining."

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