Jay Stephan and his daughter Kate Stephan survey their damaged patio at their home in New Albany, Ohio 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 Columbus Dispatch, Tom Dodge)
Gallery: Storm damage across U.S.
Jun. 13, 2013 @ 05:40 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.