Northern Virginia residents describe Washington DC storm
30 June 2012 Last updated at 23:49 BST
Residents of Northern Virginia have been describing the violent storms which have hit the Washington DC area.
Winds of up to 80mph (130 km/h) brought down lines leaving some three million people without electricity and, in a record-breaking heatwave, without air conditioning.
At least 12 deaths have been linked to the storm, officials say.