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Spc. Megan Pena, left, with the W.Va. National Guard, carries a box of food to a home in Heaters, W.Va., as Austin Hefner, 7, right, Brianna Dunbar, 4, center, and Billy Dunbar Jr., 25, watch Thursday, July 5, 2012. While utility crews continued working to restore power, members of the West Virginia National Guard went door to door with firefighters, police, church groups and others to reach people who were still awaiting help. Residents in the Heaters area have been without power since Friday, June 29, 2012 following a severe storm. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

Spc. Megan Pena, left, with the W.Va. National Guard, carries a box of food to a home in Heaters, W.Va., as Austin Hefner, 7, right, Brianna Dunbar, 4, center, and Billy Dunbar Jr., 25, watch Thursday, July 5, 2012. While utility crews continued working to restore power, members of the West Virginia National Guard went door to door with firefighters, police, church groups and others to reach people who were still awaiting help. Residents in the Heaters area have been without power since Friday, June 29, 2012 following a severe storm. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

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.