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A John Deere sits under a collapsed building following a derecho storm on Aug. 10, 2020, near Franklin Grove, Illinois. The storm moved across the Midwest with wind speeds reaching 100 mph in Iowa and Illinois. Daniel Acker/Stringer/Getty Images News
A John Deere sits under a collapsed building near Franklin Grove, Illinois, following a derecho storm on Aug. 10, 2020. The storm moved across the Midwest with wind speeds reaching 100 mph in Iowa and Illinois.

Derecho leaves path of damage in wake

Storm produces wind gusts of 80-100 mph and leaves more than a million people without power.

A derecho moved through parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois Monday. It produced wind gusts of 80-100 mph in parts of Iowa and Illinois, according to WSLS.

The derecho, which has the strength of a hurricane, but hovers over a far wider area, flattened homes and flipped vehicles from eastern Nebraska and across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois, the New York Post reported. The storm left more than 1.1 million people without power.

The storm traveled 770 miles in only 14 hours, Fox4KC reported. It traveled through southeast South Dakota through Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and into Ohio. It also clipped Wisconsin and Michigan.

Derechoes have winds of at least 58 mph and occur about once a year in the Midwest, CBSLocal reports.

 

 

 

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