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Re: Tornados today. 6 killed in Winterset Iowa.

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@PJinIA wrote:

I went through the August 2020 Derecho in Iowa.  We were on the edge of it so didn't get the full brunt of it but I still lost a lot of trees.  Cedar Rapids took a direct hit and suffered extensive damage.  I'd have to say it was every bit as scary as a tornado.  They should be taken seriously!


They must be rarer than tornadoes.  Not too many people have heard of them.  The are line(s) of super cells storms that travel across for longer than tornadoes.  All storms start the same way, but some rotate and and some winds are straight. They look like walls of winds

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How often they happen

derecho map.jpg

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Re: Tornados today. 6 killed in Winterset Iowa.

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Re: Tornados today. 6 killed in Winterset Iowa.

Sad is an understatement!  Losing your husband, two of your children  AND your mother in an instant is more than anyone should ever have to bear.  My prayers are with her, the surviving son and the rest of their family.  I don't know how you pick yourself up following this kind of loss.  Way too much sadness in the world!