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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.