Bill Barnes cleans the road near his home Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Charleston, W.Va. Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at least nine people and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands on a day that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits. Officials said about 500,000 people were without power in West Virginia. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)
Gallery: Storm damage in WV and across Mid-Atlantic
Jul. 01, 2012 @ 08:18 AM
WASHINGTON — It could be several more days before electricity is restored to areas hit by vicious storms that killed at least 13 people and left 3 million power customers to negotiate sweltering temperatures without air conditioning.