Summer storms leave destruction, death in wake

Devastating thunderstorms Friday left nine people in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. dead and hundreds of thousands without power in the region as residents across the metro area face more devastating triple-digit temperatures this weekend.

An American Beech tree is down on Capitol Hill grounds in Washington on Saturday, June 30, 2012, across the U.S. Supreme Court after a powerful storm swept across the Washington region late Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

An American Beech tree is down on Capitol Hill grounds in Washington on Saturday, June 30, 2012, across the U.S. Supreme Court after a powerful storm swept across the Washington region late Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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