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Millions still remain without power after Fridays super derecho and temperatures are once again soaring.
A violent thunderstorm complex, known as a super derecho, left a trail of power outages and destruction from Indiana to southern New Jersey, Virginia and northern North Carolina Friday afternoon and night.
Thirteen lives were lost, all due to falling trees.
The inability to use air conditioners and fans could not come at a worse time with sizzling heat once again spilling northward from the South into the Midwest and Northeast.
According to local power and electric companies, here's a breakdown of the number of people without power in states most affected by the storms. Numbers are approximate or still growing. Indiana: 112,760
West Virginia: 500,000
Virginia: 2.5 million
Maryland: More than 1.3 million
New Jersey: 168,000
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Temperatures throughout the zone battered by Friday's thunderstorms will soar into the 90s and lower 100s both days of the weekend, well above highs that are more typical this time of year.
High humidity will create dangerously hotter AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
Extra steps will now have to be taken this weekend to avoid heat-related illnesses as electric crews work to restore power.
Many people should consider spending most of the weekend in their basement, which is typically cooler than the rest of the home.
You can also keep shades drawn and windows shut to prevent the temperature from soaring inside your home. If you do want to leave a window open, only do so on the north side of the house that is shaded.
Another option to beat the heat is heading to a city-run cooling station or a business being operated and cooled by a generator.
Be sure to check on elderly and disabled neighbors to ensure they are taking the proper steps to staying cool during this sizzling weekend.
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