Heavy overnight thunderstorms devastated the Washington metro area, June 30, 2012. The death toll from the widespread, violent thunderstorms that ripped through at least seven states Friday night rose to at least 14 in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky and Washington.
A linesman works to resting electrical wire in the aftermath of last week's storms, July 2, 2012 in Takoma Park, Maryland. The linesmen are working 16 hours shifts to restore power to the hundreds of thousands of customers who remain without power. UPI/Kevin Dietsch