From 2012: Widespread Damage From Derecho

On June 29, 2012, a historic derecho swept across the D.C. area, leaving behind widespread storm damage -- and a big recovery job. Thousands went without power in the triple-digit heatwave that followed.

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RIVERDALE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: Residents sit in the parking lot of the seven story Park Tanglewood Apartments in Riverdale, MD, after heavy winds tore off much of the building's roof during severe storms the previous night in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power and forced all of the residents to be evacuated from the building. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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RIVERDALE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: An employee of CRS Roofing walks across newly placed roof beams his company was hired to replace after heavy winds tore off much of the roof of the seven story Park Tanglewood Apartments in Riverdale, MD, during severe storms the previous night in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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RIVERDALE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: Annery Santos, an employee of CRS Roofing, walks through a damaged apartment after heavy winds tore off much of the roof of the seven story Park Tanglewood Apartments in Riverdale, MD, during severe storms the previous night in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power and forced all of the residents to be evacuated from the building. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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RIVERDALE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: A bed lies covered in insulation after heavy winds tore off much of the roof of the seven story Park Tanglewood Apartments in Riverdale, MD, during severe storms the previous night in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power and forced all of the residents to be evacuated from the building. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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HYATTSVILLE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: Cesar Calez, L, and Kelvin King, 15, R, rest on cots in a Red Cross shelter set up at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region knocked out power to their apartment building, June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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HYATTSVILLE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: Tek Measho, (C) and others rest on cots in a Red Cross shelter set up at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region knocked out power to their apartment building, June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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HYATTSVILLE, MD - JUNE 30, 2012: One-year-old Danny Melendez and his mother rest on cots in a Red Cross shelter set up at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region knocked out power to their apartment building, June 30, 2012. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - JUNE 30: An owner left a note on his truck after it was damaged by a downed tree during a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - JUNE 30: A downed tree damages a truck after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - JUNE 30: A downed tree damages a truck after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A fallen tree rests atop a convenience store in the Shaw neighborhood after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A no parking sign is shown in the middle of a fallen tree in the Shaw neighborhood after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - JUNE 30: Local residents observe damages after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - JUNE 30: Local resident Betty Coll (L) shows friend Joe Straub (R) damages in front of her house after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - JUNE 30: Local residents observe damages after a powerful overnight storm in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Falls Church, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 30: Workers cut up a tree along the 14th fairway from overnight storm damage that delayed the start of Round Three of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on June 30, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: Power lines hang from a utility pole snapped in half and a fallen tree covers a car on Yorktown Blvd. in after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: Tents that are part of the annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall were destroyed during heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A fallen tree uprooted following heavy storms in the Washington, DC region lays on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: Power lines hang from a utility pole snapped in half and a fallen tree covers a car on Yorktown Blvd. in after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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HUNTINGTOWN, MD - JUNE 30: A utility pole remains snapped in half caused by heavy winds from Friday nights passing storm, on June 30, 2012 in Huntington, Maryland. Over a million homes across the Washington area lost power after a severe thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: Tents that are part of the annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall were destroyed during heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A fallen tree uprooted following heavy storms in the Washington, DC region lays on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: A fallen tree uprooted following heavy storms in the Washington, DC region lays on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol June 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: Power lines hang from a utility pole snapped in half and a fallen tree covers a car on Yorktown Blvd. in after heavy storms in the Washington, DC region June 30, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. The storm has left more than a million people in the greater Washington, DC area without power. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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HUNTINGTOWN, MD - JUNE 30: Workers cut up a fallen tree so that power lines can be repaired, on June 30, 2012 in Huntington, Maryland. Over a million homes across the Washington area lost power after a severe thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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HUNTINGTOWN, MD - JUNE 30: Workers hurry to cut up a fallen tree so that power lines can be repaired, on June 30, 2012 in Huntington, Maryland. Over a million homes across the Washington area lost power after a severe thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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HUNTINGTOWN, MD - JUNE 30: Workers remove a fallen tree so that power lines can be repaired, on June 30, 2012 in Huntington, Maryland. Over a million homes across the Washington area lost power after a severe thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 30: Workers cut up a tree along the 14th fairway from overnight storm damage that delayed the start of Round Three of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on June 30, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. Overnight storms knocked out power to up to a million people in the D.C. area and course officials have closed the course to spectators. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 30: Workers cut up a tree along the 14th fairway from overnight storm damage that delayed the start of Round Three of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on June 30, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. Overnight storms knocked out power to up to a million people in the D.C. area and course officials have closed the course to spectators. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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HUNTINGTOWN, MD - JUNE 30: A worker cuts up a fallen tree, so that power lines can be repaired, on June 30, 2012 in Huntington, Maryland. Over a million homes across the Washington area lost power after a severe thunderstorm hit the area. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 30: A fallen tree lays on two destroyed portable toilets before the start of Round Three of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on June 30, 2012 in Bethesda, Maryland. Overnight storms knocked out power to up to a million people in the D.C. area and course officials have closed the course to spectators. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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