People work to cover a damaged roof after a severe thunderstorm, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar, Public Worker from the City of Ames, moves trees from the 7th street after a heavy storm in the Ames area Monday, August 11, 2020. The sign at Hardee's fell on a street light and smashed into a tree during a severe thunderstorm, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Coralville, Iowa. Esquire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Cars drive around a tree and power line down on Hickman Road, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Des Moines. According to CNN, in Cedar Rapids alone, more than 20 school buildings were damaged, and more than 800 residential and commercial buildings experienced “full or partial collapse of the roof, walls, ceiling, or floors.”. About 33 percent of the state’s crop was impacted according to Gov. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Disaster Recovery Fund. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. For those of you not in Iowa.... just to show you how fast this happened. One of the officers who fired at Taylor is suing her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, for shooting him in self-defense. That prompted several tornado warnings for parts of Chicago. A powerful derecho ripped through central Iowa mid-morning Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, taking down trees and leaving at least 480,000 Iowans without power. One week after a powerful and widespread wave of windstorms, known as a derecho, ripped its way through Iowa — flattening millions of acres of crops, damaging homes and grain elevators, and leaving four people dead — over 70,000 people are still without power, and many are without access to water, aid, or medical care. Tupper was struck by how long the winds lasted, which contributed to the damage. A storm knocked down a tree, which crushed about four cars in Des Moines after a storm with wind gusts of more than 80 mph blew through Central Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. A severe thunderstorm is seen approaching downtown Des Moines on Monday, Aug. 10 from atop a parking garage at Grand Avenue and Third Street. Traffic cones and orange tape mark downed power lines on Court Street, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, after being damaged during a derecho severe thunderstorm in Iowa City, Iowa. The storms cleared Monday evening while the setting sun cast delicate pastel hues across the evening sky, an odd contradiction of the fury that had ensued a few hours earlier. To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. A derecho packing winds from 80 to 100 mph stormed through Iowa the day before. It had been struck by a violent tornado on July 19, 2018. A week after the derecho moved through the state, Iowans are still struggling with the natural disaster's immediate fallout. Ralph Riech, 75 of Des Moines, makes repairs to the roof of a house he owns and rents to several tenants, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, after a tree fell as the result of strong storms that hit the Des Moines metro this morning. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, By submitting your email, you agree to our, What We Know About the Storm That Devastated Iowa, Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of November 2, The Energy Healer on a 90-Hour First Date With a Stranger, The Birth of an Extraordinary Modern Progressive Movement, How I Convinced My Dad Not to Vote for Trump, The Sorority That Tried to Abolish Itself, We Know Exactly How Amy Coney Barrett Feels About Abortion. Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer and Gov. Getty Images 6 of 26 The derecho was one of the worst weather events in … Des Moines city crews lift a tree branch off of a power line along Hickman Road, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Des Moines. Winds of this magnitude are comparable to a strong EF-1 to a low-end EF-2 tornado. Iowa will probably sustain enormous agricultural losses, including to the corn crop, a staple of the state’s economy. According to the New York Times, state officials estimate that 14 million acres of crops were damaged, over a third of the state’s farmland. Welcome to our new and improved comments, which are for subscribers only. It has been a busy season for derechos, which have caused problems from the High Plains to the East Coast. “This particular storm touched every corner of our community,” Mike Tupper, chief of police in Marshalltown, said in an interview. Tree leaves line the curbs of streets after a severe thunderstorm, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. An eyewitness on social media described “utter destruction.” The Iowa Department of Transportation reported that Interstate 35 and other roads were blocked due to overturned vehicles and storm damage between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. A deadly derecho slammed Nashville with 70-mph winds, snapping trees and knocking out power. (Photo: (Ryan Lenz/Special to the Register)), More: Derecho sends straight-line winds through Iowa, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, Details: Cedar Rapids declares overnight curfew, Iowa City asks residents to avoid unnecessary travel as crews work to clear debris, Downed trees and other debris cover front yards in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a powerful storm moved through Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The August derecho grew from a cluster of thunderstorms ranging from southeast South Dakota to Ohio. A powerful line of severe thunderstorms known as a "Derecho" tracked across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois on the afternoon of Monday, August 10th resulting in widespread straight line wind damage.A swath of damage from Benton County, through portions of Linn, Jones, Cedar, and Clinton Counties, is consistent with intermittent straight line winds in the 100-130 mph range. “Trees being taken down, a lot of poles taken down. Iowa Gov. The biggest challenge right now is with electricity.”. The storm, a derecho, ripped through central Iowa on August 10, 2020, taking down trees and leaving at least 480,000 Iowans without power. Please be polite. More storms affected Minneapolis on Sunday. A derecho is a powerful, long line of thunderstorms that NOAA says "produce destruction similar to that of a tornado." Destructive derecho brings 100 mph winds to Iowa, ... reported that Interstate 35 and other roads were blocked due to overturned vehicles and storm damage between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. They form along the boundary of warm air to the south and cooler air to the north, feeding off the instability that results from the temperature contrast. Tuesday morning, there were still more 400,00 people without power. “Despite the massive coverage and impressive intensity of the wind damage, there were a very limited number of serious injuries,” the Weather Service office serving Chicago wrote on its website. A wind gust of 100-mph was recorded nearby in Hiawatha, Iowa. A power line on Ingersoll near 45th Street was pulled sideways by heavy tree limbs that fell on the wires.