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Monday’s derecho damaged 10M acres of crops in Iowa; 600K still without power in Midwest – USA TODAY

Iowa was especially hard hit, as the potent windstorm devastated the state’s power grid and flattened valuable corn fields.

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Intense winds blasted through Chicago on Aug. 10, blowing the roof off of a building into oncoming traffic.
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  • Officials said full recovery from the storm will take several weeks.
  • Early estimates say the derecho flattened at least one-third of Iowa’s crops about 10 million acres.
  • The derecho covered a nearly 800-mile stretch of the U.S. over the course of 14 hours.

More than 600,000 customers remained without power Wednesday in the …

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