Diane Barkema, left, hugs her step daughter, Angie Hickman after their farm was damaged in rural Alexander, Iowa, after a tornado struck the area on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in rural Alexander, Iowa. Authorities are receiving reports of homes and businesses "completely damaged" by severe weather and multiple tornadoes in northern Iowa.(AP Photo/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler)
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.