A broken section of a utility pole dangles from cables on Saturday, June 30, 2012 after a fast moving storm caused power outages in southern New Jersey.
Using crutches, Cooper Scott talks about the car where he and his mother were trapped in Lynchburg, Va. Saturday, June 30, 2012 after a large oak tree fell on them during the storm the night before. Both spent most of the night in the hospital but were back at home by Saturday morning.
A two-alarm fire started by a lightning strike from a thunderstorm late Friday night engulfs a home north of Frederick, Md., early Saturday, June 30, 2012. The fire was reported at about 11:45 p.m., Friday during a storm system that went through the area. There were numerous reports of trees and power lines down in the area from the storms.
Downed and leaning power lines near Atlantic City, N.J. on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Clean up continues after the severe weekend thunderstorms that damaged the area.
Marcia McCloud (right) and her great-granddaughter Makayla Milton, find some comfort together at the Red Cross cooling shelter at Sandusky Middle School in Lynchburg, Va., July 1, 2012. Milton was visiting her great-grandmother Friday when the storm hit and the two were forced to find other shelter. McCloud explained, "It's like a vacation, vacation away from home!"
Mike Wolfe's pick-up truck lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, June 30, 2012. Wolfe's daughter created the 'for sale' sign as a joke.
A letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service delivers mail to a residence in Washington, Monday, July 2, 2012, damaged by the powerful storm that swept through the region Friday.
Frances Lukens looks at the tangle of boards and tree limbs piercing her living room ceiling in Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 after a huge oak tree fell directly on the house during a storm the previous night.
Residents of Alexandria, Va., pick-up free ice at a Harris Teeter grocery store Sunday, July 1, 2012. The number of Virginians without electricity following the recent storm is coming down. About 769,500 customers of the state's two major electric utilities, Dominion and Appalachian Power, remained without service Saturday afternoon. That's down from a peak of more than 1.2 million earlier in the day.
Melinda Webb gestures toward the trees that fell in her mother's yard on Sunday, July 1, 2012, after severe storms rolled through Elm City, N.C. Intense storms fueled by temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for a third straight day are leaving thousands in North Carolina without power, or access to air conditioning.
Lighting flashes Saturday morning, June 30, 2012, in Hebron, Md. 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.