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Mid-Atlantic storms

Passing motorist Charles Jenkins, right, helps Lynchburg firefighters move branches of a tree that was blown over during the storm, blocking the southbound lanes of U.S. 501 through Lynchburg, Va. Thursday, June 13, 2013. About 140,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Virginia after a powerful storm pummeled the state. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

Midwest and Mid-Atlantic storms

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)