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Eastern US storms leave 2 dead, 2M without power

Deveon Brown (center) waits in a temporary shelter at the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. Inc. in Bedford County, Va., Friday June 29, 2012. Brown and other extended family members are visiting from Norfolk and have been staying at Eagle Eyrie nearby. A wave of violent storms sweeping through the mid-Atlantic following a day of record-setting heat in Washington, D.C., has knocked out power to nearly 2 million people. The storms converged Friday night on Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties were left without electricity. (AP PHOTO/Photo by Parker Michels-Boyce, The News & Advance)

Deveon Brown (center) waits in a temporary shelter at the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. Inc. in Bedford County, Va., Friday June 29, 2012. Brown and other extended family members are visiting from Norfolk and have been staying at Eagle Eyrie nearby. A wave of violent storms sweeping through the mid-Atlantic following a day of record-setting heat in Washington, D.C., has knocked out power to nearly 2 million people. The storms converged Friday night on Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties were left without electricity. (AP PHOTO/Photo by Parker Michels-Boyce, The News & Advance)

A passing storm brought a halt to rides Friday, June 29, 2012 at the 26th annual Italian-American Festival being held this weekend at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton, Ohio. A wave of violent storms sweeping through the mid-Atlantic following a day of record-setting heat in Washington, D.C., has knocked out power to nearly 2 million people. The storms converged Friday night on Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties were left without electricity. (AP Photo/The Repository, Bob Rossiter)

An OhioHealth billboard was mangled from Friday afternoon’s severe storm, June 29, 2012. A wave of violent storms sweeping through the mid-Atlantic following a day of record-setting heat in Washington, D.C., has knocked out power to nearly 2 million people. The storms converged Friday night on Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency after more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties were left without electricity. (The Columbus Dispatch /Eamon Queeney)


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