People take shelter where they can, as a storm moves through the area, Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Washington. Massive thunderstorms have swept across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states, knocking out power to thousands of people and causing some flash flooding in certain areas. (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.