CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Utility crews continue to restore electricity after severe thunderstorms rumbled through southern New Jersey.

Atlantic City Electric was reporting more than 10,000 outages Wednesday morning , mainly in Cape May County. At the height of the storm, more than 34,000 customers were without power on Tuesday.

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Cape May County was briefly under a tornado warning on Tuesday while severe thunderstorms packing heavy rain and strong winds swept through Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Burlington, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties.

About a dozen homes were seriously damaged after power lines and trees came crashing down.

In Middle Township, a tree also fell on the roof of a Home Depot and a car that was in the parking lot.

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The strong winds also flipped a plane upside down at Cape May County Airport, and caused problems elsewhere on the Jersey Shore.

County officials said three fire departments responded to roughly 60 calls.

The same weather system caused major problems in Washington, D.C.

Riders on the Metro system there had to navigate through several inches of water as they made their way out of stations. They could barely get up the stairs as the water cascaded down into and through the stations.

The storm also brought damaging winds and large hail in the D.C. area,CBS affiliate WUSA-TV reported. Thousands of D.C. area residents also lost power as a result of the storms.

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