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Phyllis Lane waves a sign for passing motorists advertising a free meal sponsored by West Lynchburg Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The church regained power Tuesday and has since opened its doors as a cooling shelter, offering a place for people to relax, sleep and eat. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

Phyllis Lane waves a sign for passing motorists advertising a free meal sponsored by West Lynchburg Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The church regained power Tuesday and has since opened its doors as a cooling shelter, offering a place for people to relax, sleep and eat. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)

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.