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Midwest surveys derecho damage

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/11/20, 04:58 pm

Hundreds of thousands of people lacked power on Tuesday after a line of severe thunderstorms blasted Midwestern states on Monday with 100 mph wind gusts. One woman died in the hospital after rescuers pulled her from a storm-battered mobile home near Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Brutal windstorm tears through Midwest

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/10/20, 06:54 pm

A rare weather phenomenon called a derecho swept across Nebraska, Iowa, and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois on Monday, causing extensive damage with 100 mph winds. The storm knocked over trees, flipped vehicles, caused widespread property damage, and left hundreds of thousands without power as it moved into Indiana and Michigan. The powerful gusts knocked down the steeple of a church on the Wheaton College campus in Illinois. Workers were rescuing people from damaged cars and houses on Monday, but officials initially reported no fatalities.

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Cleanup begins after Hurricane Isaias

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/06/20, 05:41 pm

Thousands of people throughout the Northeast are still without power after Isaias tore along the East Coast from North Carolina to Canada. The storm left nine dead, with two others dying in a lightning strike in Wilmington, N.C., on Wednesday while clearing downed trees. Officials in North Carolina warned residents to avoid fire ants displaced by flooding, as well as carbon monoxide poisoning from generators running in poorly ventilated garages.

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