Kidwell Blanchard, left, 12, of Chandler, Ariz., sits with Andrew Sisk, 17, of Salt Lake City, Utah, as a storm moves through the area with the Washington Monument in the background, Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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.