2012년 7월 3일 화요일
무더위가 기승을 부리고 있다: Storms, Extreme Heat Hit Millions
Baltimore city worker Joe Lane gives away free bags of ice to residents at the Northwood Plaza shopping center in Baltimore on Monday, July 2. Around 2 million customers from North Carolina to New Jersey and as far west as Illinois were without power Monday morning after a round of summer storms.
A Pepco employee inspects damaged overhead power lines to assess emergency repairs in Wheaton, Maryland, on July 2. Blistering heat blanketed much of the eastern U.S. for the fourth straight day on Monday, after violent storms that took at least 15 lives and knocked out power to more than 3 million customers.
100 degrees plus as millions suffer power outages
Violent Storms slam Eastern
A worker starts up a new gasoline generator outside a Citibank branch along Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland on July 2. About 445,000 businesses and households in the metropolitan area surrounding the nation's capital remain without electricity three days after a deadly storm ripped a path from Illinois to the Mid Atlantic region.
Matt MacCartney, a member of a tree cutting crew from Aburey's Landscaping, works to dismantle a giant southern red oak tree that was blown over in last Friday's deadly storm on July 2 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Almost 40 percent of Pepco customers in Montgomery County, just north of the District of Columbia, are still without electricity and the power company does not expect to have full service restored until Friday.
Katie Kiang sits by an electrical outlet and a quiet spot to study for the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) inside the air-conditioned Westfield Montgomery mall on July 2 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Kiang and her family have been without electricity for three days.
Amanda Jacobs hangs from a rope swing while diving into a quarry lake at the Beaver Dam Swimming Club in Cockeysville, Maryland on July 2.
Utility workers try to free up power lines after a huge tree fell across a road in Falls Church, Virginia on July 2.
11 year old Aziz Taylor plays in a water fountain to beat the heat gripping the Capital Heights neighborhood of Washington D.C. on July 2.
A Lynchburg City worker ties power lines above a traffic signal at Oakley and Memorial Avenues in Lynchburg City, Virginia on July 1. Temperatures approached 100 degrees in many storm-stricken areas, and utility officials said the power will likely be out for several more days.
A crew clears a fallen tree from row homes in Trinidad July 1, in Washington, D.C.
Utility workers secure power lines on a pole in Springfield, Va., July 1.
Majd Zakr and other Harris Teeter employees hand out free bags of ice to customers outside of their store two days after a massive storm that swept through the region Friday night, July 1, in Bethesda, Md.
A man carries an air conditioner he purchased at a P.C. Richard & Son store, in New York, Sunday, July 1.
A worker clears debris from a large downed tree in Falls Church, Va., July 1.
People play in the fountain at Washington Square Park in New York, July 1.
Frances Lukens looks at the tangle of boards and tree limbs piercing her living room ceiling in Lynchburg, Va., on June 30, after a huge oak tree fell directly on the house during a storm the previous night.
Linda Gordon, 58, gets some relief with an ice pack aboard a MATA bus brought in as cooling stations during an event in Memphis, Tenn., June 30. The Convoy of Hope hosted a "poverty-free day" for low-income Memphis residents at the Fairgrounds. They were giving haircuts, clothes and groceries out until it was called it off due to the excessive heat.
Using crutches, Cooper Scott talks about the car where he and his mother were trapped in Lynchburg, Va., June 30, after a large oak tree fell on them during a violent storm the night before. Both spent most of the night in the hospital but were back at home by Saturday morning.
Rachel Myers, 2, of Durham races through the valleys and hills in the newly opened "Into the Mist" exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. June 30. The cool mist exhibit made its opening day appearance on a day when temperatures soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the second day in a row.
A calendar shows temperatures recorded by Bob Richmeier, in Hill City, Kan., June 30. Hill City, best known for its bountiful pheasant hunting and museum of oil history, suffered through five days of brutal heat that topped out at 115 degrees.
Robert St. Denny plays with his daughter, 9-month-old Lily St. Denny, as his wife Kelly Reyes sits at right, at a Red Cross shelter at Northwestern High School gym, June 30, in Hyattsville, Md. The apartment complex the St. Denny's live in was damaged by violent evening storms following a day of triple-digit temperatures that also wiped out power to more than 2 million people across the eastern United States.
Local residents observe damage after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, D.C., region June 30, in Falls Church, Va.
Turner Field vendors Demetrius Smith, left, and James Jernigan use bags of ice to stay cool while working at the baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals at Turner Field in Atlanta, Ga., June 30.
People crowd at the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York June 30. About 3.9 million homes and businesses were without power on Saturday amid a record heat wave in the eastern United States after deadly thunderstorms downed power lines from Indiana to New Jersey.
Arlington County residents pass the time in the Central Public Library after it was made an official cooling station in Arlington, Va., June 30.
Drivers crowd a gas station in the Tenleytown section of Washington, D.C., June 30, during a massive power outage resulting from a powerful storm late Friday.
A woman inspects a car left in the middle of the road after a massive storm knocked out power on June 30, in Takoma Park, Md.
A bicyclist navigates a sidewalk blocked by a fallen tree that also damaged a parked vehicle in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, June 30.
Cars line up for gas on Saturday, June 30, in Charleston, W.V.
Workers cut up a fallen tree, so that power lines can be repaired, in Huntington, Md. Over a million homes across the Washington area lost power after a severe thunderstorm hit the area.
A tinted window on a condo complex door reflects the broken trunks of two of the four large pine trees destroyed the previous night in a massive storm that knocked out power for the neighborhood, June 30, in Takoma Park, Md.
Mario Starks and Stacia Yearwood roll their belongings, including a full-sized keyboard and a cooking pot, through their neighborhood toward a friend's house the morning after a massive storm knocked out their power, as well as that of thousands of others in the region on June 30, in Takoma Park, Md.
Resident Sandra Patterson, left, and friend Julia Gilliard inspect a downed tree in Patterson's front yard on a heavily damaged block the morning after a massive storm knocked out trees and power in the region on June 30, in Forest Glen, Md.
An uprooted tree caused lies across a street in the American University neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on June 30
Power lines hang from a utility pole snapped in half as a fallen tree covers a car in Arlington, Va., June 30.
Storm-damaged trees litter the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 30.
A power company worker surveys damage to overhead power lines on Canal Road in Washington, D.C., June 30.
Workers ride in a golf cart overloaded with tree branches as they clean up at the AT&T National in Bethesda, Md., June 30.
Workers remove debris from the 14th fairway due to overnight storm damage that delayed the start of Round Three of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on June 30, in Bethesda, Md.
A worker uses a chainsaw to clear branches from a tree that fell onto the 14th fairway at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., June 30.
A trampoline is seen smashed into the side of a garage by a violent storm in Lima, Ohio, June 29.
Columbus Grove police chief Nicholas Gilgenbach, right, talks with CSX personnel in front of the destroyed storefront of Christie's on the Square after strong winds tore through the region earlier in the day, June 29.
A two-alarm fire started by a lightning strike from a thunderstorm late Friday night engulfs a home north of Frederick, Md., early Saturday, June 30.