Tim Brettin of the Laborers for Christ surveys what remains of the Risen Savior Lutheran Church he has been helping to build in Manteno, Ill., after thunderstorms punched through northern Illinois overnight causing significant wind damage, mainly in rural areas west and south of Chicago. Brettin and his wife, Peg, were in their recreational vehicle parked next to the church Wednesday evening when high winds destroyed the building. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Mike Voss)
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.