A tree sitting atop a vehicle offers free firewood in Falls Church, Va., Monday, July, 2, 2012, as cleanup continued after Friday's storm, Around 2 million utility customers are without electricity across a swath of states along the East Coast and as far west as Illinois as the area recovers from a round of summer storms that has also caused at least 17 deaths. (AP Photo/Karen Mahabir)
The death toll from weekend storms that left more than 3 million without power at its peak has risen to 22.
Officials in Virginia say three more deaths are being blamed on the storms. In Maryland, officials said they recovered the body of a man who had gone missing while boating early Saturday.
Temperatures were approaching or above 100 degrees in some areas over the weekend, and many places have been bracing for another hot day Monday.
The heat left the elderly and sick especially vulnerable without air conditioning.
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