A tree lays down in the front lawn at a 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.