View after Iowa Derecho from my deck in Cedar Rapids, IA

First-hand video during Iowa Derecho August 10, 2020

Experience 140 mph Straight-line Winds Live

August 10th, 2020 is a day when Iowa made history – again. Only this time the history in the making was an incredibly rare Derecho that:

  • destroyed more than half of the state’s tree canopy
  • caused millions in damages
  • destroyed more than one-half of the state’s corn and soybean crop
  • left millions without power for as long as approximately 25-ish days

That’s just the tip of the iceberg of the devastation caused by what amounts to being basically a hurricane that happens over land.  I shot video as the storm was ravaging Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I was home alone, working. My husband was at work. Without power and no battery-operated radio, I had no idea what was happening and yes, I was freaking out.

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