The barn belonging Alanna Smith in Manteno, Ill., is seen destroyed Thursday, June 13, 2013, after overnight thunderstorms caused significant wind damage in northern Illinois, mainly in rural areas west and south of Chicago. The storm left a pattern in the tall grass and scattered debris that stretched across a road and knocked down a fence. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)
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.