WASHINGTON (AP) - Violent storms that battered the eastern U.S. are being blamed for killing at least a dozen people and leaving more than 3 million without power.
At least six people were killed in Virginia; two in New Jersey; one in Maryland; and one in Ohio. Widespread power outages were reported in Washington, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey and Ohio.
Many are facing the possibility of temperatures near or above 100 degrees without electricity - and without air conditioning.
In addition to the heat, officials say cell phone coverage is spotty. Many residents were asked to conserve water because sewage stations had been without power for a time. And authorities cautioned people to drive carefully because tree limbs littered roads and hundreds of traffic signals were out.
Virginia storm knocks out servers for 3 websites
Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after a Virginia storm caused server outages for hours.
Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Instagram engineers are working to restore service but no data was lost. The three websites are customers of Amazon Inc.'s web services division.
The storm killed six people and knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Amazon spokeswoman Kay Kinton told The Associated Press in an email that the storm cut power to some of company's operations. Service has been restored for most customers, Kinton said.
Netflix, a video streaming service, tweeted that subscribers should reconnect if they still experienced problems.
Pinterest, an online scrapbook service, says employees are working on remaining issues that may affect performance.