Scott Hickman uses a chainsaw to cut up a fallen Maple tree that ripped power lines off a friend's home at in Caledonia, Ohio on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Storms with swift, straight-line winds soaked parts of Ohio, damaging trees and barns and leaving tens of thousands of customers without power Thursday as commuters dodged fallen branches on roads and backups at intersections where traffic lights were out. (AP Photo/The Marion Star, James Miller) NO SALES
Gallery: Storm damage across U.S.
Jun. 13, 2013 @ 06:06 PM
A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and plowed across the country was hitting the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages and flash flooding, but still largely failing to live up to its fierce billing.