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A pedestrian takes a look at downed trees blocking the entrance of a house in Baltimore on Monday July 2, 2012, after a severe storm swept through the region late Friday. Power outages left many to contend with stifling homes and spoiled food over the weekend as temperatures approached or exceeded 100 degrees.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A pedestrian takes a look at downed trees blocking the entrance of a house in Baltimore on Monday July 2, 2012, after a severe storm swept through the region late Friday. Power outages left many to contend with stifling homes and spoiled food over the weekend as temperatures approached or exceeded 100 degrees.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Power slowly returns to Mid-Atlantic

Hundreds of

thousands of people from Illinois to New Jersey are still without power

after a line of deadly storms struck last Friday. A week of more

unpredictable weather and sweltering temperatures has followed.