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Powerful derecho with 100mph winds causes chaos across Midwest – Fox News

The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and likely caused more widespread damage than a normal tornado.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Indiana and Michigan.
The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, had the wind speed of a major hurricane, and likely…

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Iowans grapple with aftermath of Monday’s deadly derecho, ‘a disaster that we have never seen’ – USA TODAY

The National Guard arrived in Cedar Rapids on Friday to assist residents there after Monday’s deadly derecho storm that was like a hurricane

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A derecho storm knocked down trees and much of the city lost power in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This neighborhood is near Kennedy High School
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  • The storm had straight-line winds that reached nearly 100 mph in parts of Iowa.
  • The National Guard was scheduled to arrive in Cedar Rapids on Friday to assist residents there.
  • It was essentially like a hurricane coming through the Midwest without advance notice.

Iowans continue to deal wi…

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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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