During blackout, man uses Toyota Prius to light house

(Photo: NBC New York)

Amid continued power outages in parts of the Northeast, many residents found temporary refuge from cold and dark homes inside their cars. For one New Jersey man, he used the power from his hybrid car to light up his entire house.

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Swimming hole offers relief for the power-less in Maryland

Amanda Jacobs hangs from a rope swing while diving into a quarry lake at the Beaver Dam Swimming Club July 2, 2012 in Cockeysville, Maryland. Residents of the Baltimore and Washington area continue to seek ways to avoid the heat with electrical power knocked out by storms 3 days ago still impacting almost half a million people.

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