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Swimming hole offers relief for the power-less in Maryland

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Jeff Grayson somersaults from a rope swing into a lake at the Beaver Dam Swimming Club July 2 in Cockeysville, Maryland. Residents of the Baltimore and Washington area continue to seek ways to avoid the heat with electrical power knocked out by storms 3 days ago still impacting almost half a million people.

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Amanda Jacobs hangs from a rope swing while diving into a quarry lake at the Beaver Dam Swimming Club July 2, 2012 in Cockeysville, Maryland. Residents of the Baltimore and Washington area continue to seek ways to avoid the heat with electrical power knocked out by storms 3 days ago still impacting almost half a million people.

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Gene Holmes splashes into a quarry lake after jumping from a rope swing at the Beaver Dam Swimming Club July 2, in Cockeysville, Maryland.

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With more triple-digit heat in the forecast, millions of people in the Mid-Atlantic area were without power on Saturday after violent storms with 80-mph gusts toppled trees, cut power lines and killed six people in Virginia alone.

 

From NBC, msnbc.com and news services - The eastern U.S. on Monday was hammered by the fourth consecutive day of stifling heat after a weekend of violent storms that killed 15 people and knocked out power to millions.

More than 2 million people were still without power Monday morning, with the biggest concentration of outages in the Washington, D.C. area. Continue reading here.