1.4 million still blacked out after broad US storm

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(AP) – Temperatures are remaining at or near triple digits in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region where more than a million homes and businesses are still waiting for electricity to be restored in the aftermath of Friday’s powerful storms.

Utilities are warning that many neighborhoods could remain in the dark for much of the week, if not beyond.

Officials fear the death toll, already at 22, could climb because of the heat and widespread use of generators. They emit fumes that can be dangerous in enclosed spaces.

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