In pictures: US battered by storms 10 Photos By MSN UK News EUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 1 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL State of emergency declared in four states after extreme weather causes devastation Images of the destruction caused by recent extreme weather See gallery Millions of people across the east of the United States are facing a third day of 40C temperatures without electricity after storms ripped through the region, killing 13 people. It could be several days before all power is restored to Washington DC and other areas. In this picture, storm-damaged trees litter the east lawn of the Capitol buildings in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 2 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Damaged awning The dislodged awning of the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments, some of which were exposed when high winds tore open a hole in the roof and knocked out the electricity, sits in the parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 3 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Piles of debris Debris from the storm-damaged Park Tanglewood apartments sits in a parking lot in Riverdale, Maryland. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque 4 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Uprooted A child looks at a house struck by a tree after a violent thunderstorm ripped through Falls Church in Virginia. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 5 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Cleaning-up Workers clear storm damage in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood in Washington. AP Photo/Cliff Owen 6 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Crushed A woman takes a photograph of Mike Wolfe's pick-up truck as it lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Virginia. Wolfe's daughter Samanth Wolfe created the "for sale" sign as a joke. AP Photo/Cliff Owen 7 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Falling down Tyler Taylor, 14, walks across a large downed tree in Falls Church, Virginia. AP Photo/Cliff Owen 8 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Pole apart A utility pole is seen cracked in half by a downed tree on a residential street in Arlington, Virginia. AP Photo/Alex Brandon 9 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Safe and sound Cesar de Jesus, 4, from Riverdale, Maryland, plays under a blanket at a Red Cross shelter at the Northwestern High School gym. AP Photo/Cliff Owen 10 of 10 To full screen SHARE TWEET EMAIL Keeping cool Arlington County residents pass the time in the Central Public Library after it was made an official cooling station in Arlington, Virginia.