(CBS/AP) Violent storms swept across the eastern U.S., killing at
least 10 people and knocking out power to millions of people on a day
that temperatures across the region are expected to reach triple-digits.
The Mid-Atlantic region had already been experiencing 100-degree
temperatures before Friday evening's violent storms. More than 3 million
are without power — and without air conditioning — as crews work to
clear downed tree limbs and restore electricity.
The storms were blamed for the deaths of six people in Virginia; two
in New Jersey; and another in Maryland. Police in Ohio said another
woman died in the storms, but no details were available.
In suburban Washington, residents were told to call non-emergency
phone numbers or go to fire and police stations if they needed help
because even 911 emergency call centers were without electricity.
Power outages were reported from Indiana to New Jersey, with the bulk
of the service interruptions concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Earlier Friday, the nation's capital reached 104 degrees — topping a
record of 101 set in 1934.
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