"Ample, Nebraska (NE/E), Iowa (NW/W), South Dakota (far SE), "Numerous measured severe wind gusts have been observed across eastern NE and western IA over the past hour in association with a small, Iowa (NE/E), Wisconsin (S), Illinois (N/C), Missouri (far NE), "...the apex of the bow is moving eastward around 55-60 kt, and the potential for widespread damaging winds remains apparent. [3][35][38], Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said, on August 14, that the storm was a "devastating blow" to the Iowa agricultural industry, especially since it took place mere weeks before the beginning of the seasonal harvest. [37], The USDA's Risk Management Agency reported that 57 of Iowa's 99 counties, with 14 million acres (56,700 km2) of crops, had been in the derecho's path. Copyright 2020 KCRG. [31] Commercial and industrial property also sustained major structural damage from the storm. The cost of cleaning up debris from the storm is estimated at $21.6 million. All rights reserved. [62][66] On August 14, a hundred engineering and support personnel of the Iowa National Guard were activated to assist the region. [35][7][36] NASA researchers are assisting in satellite image analysis of derecho crop damage. [50], The city of Ankeny estimated it would take four to six weeks to fully clean up debris. [67][68] On August 19, the Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative announced 99 percent power restoration to its customers. Mainly tree damage occurred, although one single family home and farm sheds were heavily damaged. Wake up federal gov! [2], The storm moved into the Great Lakes region in the afternoon, entering Illinois and southern Wisconsin around 2 p.m. CDT, and northern Indiana around 5 p.m. CDT, and continued to sustain high, but no longer extreme, winds and produced 25 confirmed tornadoes (15 in Illinois, five in Iowa, three in Indiana, and two in Wisconsin) of EFU, EF0 or EF1 strength. As of October 2020, it is the most costly thunderstorm in US history. [54][48][92] An amended declaration to include Individual Assistance worked its way through Washington, according to Reynolds. [124] During the 06:00 UTC convective outlook update, a slight risk for severe thunderstorms was introduced in an area spanning approximately from Kansas to central Illinois. [9] Finkenauer's challenger in the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections, Iowa State Representative Ashley Hinson criticized her opponent for showing images of these events in a campaign ad, with the Republican Party of Iowa calling it "disgraceful". On August 10–11, 2020, a severe derecho swept across the Midwestern United States — predominately eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Workers with the Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Center spent Saturday starting the move into their new, permanent location. [32][33] Large vehicles (such as semi-trailer trucks and recreational vehicles) as well as mobile homes were blown over, sent flying, or destroyed. [23][13], Marshalltown suffered extensive property damage. Winds reached 67 mph (108 km/h; 30.0 m/s), tree damage was significant, downed limbs blocked some roads. [53] On August 17, President Trump partially approved Gov. [80] A Hy-Vee grocery store there was found by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to have illegally dumped 800 US gallons (3,000 L) of spoiled milk into storm sewers, contaminating a local waterway. [98], On September 3, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue underwent an Iowa National Guard-hosted aerial tour of crop damage in Iowa along with Reynolds, Ernst, and Naig. In western Iowa, atmospheric instability allowed the storm to become extreme, producing vast, widespread wind damage across central and eastern Iowa. The derecho can be seen approaching Woodridge, Ill., on Aug. 10, 2020. [16], As a result of downsizing and the pandemic, local news media were hard-pressed to provide reporting under disaster conditions, limiting national news coverage of the storm. [22] The damage in that area was so extensive that Mid-American Energy sent linemen to competing utility Alliant Energy to assist. At Cornell College, Megan Goldberg said "an elected official wants to claim credit for disaster relief that is effective, while avoiding blame for any mismanagement of disaster relief", concluding that "even a candidate or official who genuinely wants to visit a site — either to help or to gather information — has to think about how the visit can be spun to his or her political advantage, and how to reply to criticisms of such visits. A recent measured severe wind gusts of 99 mph was reported at the, Iowa (far E), Wisconsin (S), Illinois (N), "The potential for widespread and destructive damaging wind gusts of 70-100+ mph and perhaps a, "A bow echo will continue moving rapidly eastward across northern IL and far southern WI this afternoon while producing widespread damaging winds of 70-100 mph. [III][2][6], Millions across the Midwest were affected by wide-scale utility disruptions,[11] residential and commercial property damage, and severe damage to corn and soybean crops. The storms are part of a derecho that was moving out of Iowa into northern Illinois, toward Chicago, and that prompted the Storm Prediction Center to … [IV][38] This is almost 66 percent of the 21.3 million acres (86,200 km2) of corn and soybeans planted in 2020, or 45 percent of the state's total 30.6 million acres (124,000 km2) of arable land. [8], On August 12, Mediacom said 57,000 modems were offline across eastern Iowa, most of them in the Cedar Rapids area; two days later, nearly 10,000 of those customers were still without service. / Twitter", "Cedar Rapids residents, frustrated by slow official response to derecho, take care of their own", "Cedar Rapids mobile home residents feel 'abandoned' after derecho storm", "Number of people facing homelessness estimated to have doubled by derecho damage", "Apartment complex asking people to leave with short notice", "Politicians in Iowa storm zone: serving or self-serving? [34] The Linn County Sheriff's Office confirmed a 63-year-old man died from a falling tree while biking. The Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Center is getting an upgrade with this move. I look forward to our continued partnership to keep Iowans safe. The highest winds occurred in Iowa, measured at 126 mph (203 km/h; 56.3 m/s)[II] and highest estimated from post-event damage surveys at 140 mph (225 km/h; 62.6 m/s). [9][92], The lack of electricity, telecommunications, and ability to travel led to the delays in assistance according to both official and non-government organizations. In city parks, over 500 trees were felled. [55][56][57][58] On September 10, Gov. 10m acres of crops have been destroyed. Ernst toured damaged in Marshalltown. [29] Damage was particularly heavy in 36 of those 57 counties, accounting for a total of 3.57 million acres (14,400 km2) of corn and 2.5 million acres (10,100 km2) of soybeans, which combined account for 20 percent of Iowa's cropland. Convergent path in fields were found. Reynolds' request for a federal disaster declaration. At least one person was injured. By August 23, that count had shrunk to 140, with many more buildings being added to the non-structural damage category. [71][72], By September 4, utility workers had installed over 3,400 new poles along with 400 mi (640 km; 640,000 m) of wiring in the Cedar Rapids area after repairing most of the main electrical infrastructure in the city. A derecho raced eastward across the Midwest on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, where it caused widespread damage to trees, structures and knocked out power to more than one million. Founder Raymond Siddell and volunteers unloaded the first few semi-trucks of supplies on Saturday. Second of two tornadoes to strike Rockford. [6], On average, the storm front traveled west-to-east at an average speed of 55 mph (88.5 km/h; 24.6 m/s). [117][118], Abby Finkenauer, US Representative for the district encompassing Cedar Rapids and other hard-hit areas, used her local office for an assistance event, personally handing out essentials such as food, water, and toiletries until supplies ran out. [48] Several major roads in Iowa City were closed due to storm debris, including Interstate 380 between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. A John Deere tractor sits under a collapsed building after a derecho on Monday, August 10, 2020, near Franklin Grove, Illinois. Some impoverished or less-affluent neighborhood residents said they felt neglected, abandoned, or given lower priority among utility and government assistance. [61], On August 14, Reynolds arrived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with more than 100 Iowa National Guard members, activated to help repair the damage. [58] On September 11, it was announced FEMA added seven[VII] Iowa counties to the August 17 federal disaster declaration increasing the total counties to 23[VIII], allowing for Public Assistance Program use in those counties; a separate declaration was declared for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa as well. [109] Operation BBQ Relief, a disaster relief agency specializing in barbecue, deployed to Cedar Rapids starting August 16, providing over 45,000 meals to residents as of August 21, earning praise from politicians. May 3, 2020 Derecho. [98] On November 14, a large replanting campaign was announced that would begin in the spring of 2021. The tornado weakened as it entered Wisconsin, where additional tree damage occurred and multiple homes sustained shingle and siding damage in the Camp Lake area. [88] By late October, Justin Nickel, the city's public works director, said debris collection and cleanup were nearly complete for the city. For many, they felt ignored for days after the storm and offered too-little, too-late by the non-local support. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini called the derecho one of the worst weather events in the U.S. in 2020. A week after the storm, 75,000 Iowans, most of them in Linn County, still lacked electricity. [42][43], In Fort Wayne, Indiana, a woman was killed when high winds tipped over her mobile home. The city fielded over 12,000 emergency calls regarding trees in the city after the storm hit. Corn was flattened in a convergent pattern and two utility poles were left leaning. Trees and crops were damaged outside of town before the tornado moved through it. " during a September 2 forum with Ernst and Grassley. As of November 2020, the financial toll of this storm is second-highest for a 2020 U.S. natural disaster, surpassed only by Hurricane Laura's preliminary damage figure of 14.1 billion. #IowaStrong t.co/42TjkjXyyi" / Twitter", "Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest", "Storms leave 340,000 without internet, cable in Iowa/Illinois", "Powerful derecho leaves path of devastation across Midwest", "Destructive derecho, a line of storms with 100 mph winds, slams Chicago and Midwest", "Death toll from Midwest derecho rises in Iowa as power outages persist", "Midwest derecho devastates Iowa corn crop. As model guidance became clearer, parts of Iowa and Illinois were put under an enhanced risk at 13:00 UTC before the region was further upgraded to a moderate risk at 16:30 UTC.[125]. The, Illinois (N/C), Wisconsin (far SE), Indiana (NE), Michigan (far SW), "Storms are expected to continue moving from west to east across the watch area in advance of a, Michigan (S), Indiana, Illinois (S), Missouri (E/C), Kentucky (N), Ohio (W), Michigan (S), Indiana (S/E), Ohio (W), Illinois (S), Missouri (SE), Kentucky (W). [61], On August 15, Finkenauer toured damage in Marshalltown. The tornado then crossed Camp Lake, toppling pontoon boats and docks. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support. [120] A variety of climate experts from Georgia Tech, Colorado University, North Carolina State, and other institutions told the Associated Press, in the wake of the derecho, 2020 wildfire season, and 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, that more intense natural disasters like these are consistent with climate change. Daniel Acker / Getty Images MidAmerican spokeswoman Tina Hoffman said … A Colorado derecho on June 6 had winds in excess of … [119], Ernst and her Democratic challenger in that year's election, Theresa Greenfield, both provided assistance. A long-lived MCS/bow echo, or derecho produced widespread significant wind damage from Iowa to northern Illinois on August 10th. [3], Affected towns and cities advised residents not to travel due to damage. des moines, ia, u.s. - farmers, brian o’connor, paul maas and mike johnston, speak about the damage caused by the derecho storm on tuesday, august... - des o'connor stock videos & royalty-free footage . [113][114] The same day, Iowa state officials were questioned about why it took three days to begin aid effort. Weather.gov > Nashville, TN > May 3, 2020 Derecho . [73], On November 9, Dr. Melanie Giesler, a local physician, said increased allergies in the area were likely due to the derecho damage, spurred on by dust, debris, and mold growing on dead plant matter. The White House approved it for Linn County on August 20. 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What because it's not called a tornado or hurricane you don't need to act fast? [87], Marshalltown Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, a historic city sports venue, is reopening soon as of November 30, 2020[update] after being severely damaged by the 2018 tornado and later impacted by the derecho. [100] These centers were later shut down on August 31. But that's the way it often is these days. Greenfield handed out supplies, served food, and toured damage. Widespread damage to residential and commercial property, agriculture, and public utility infrastructure, some severe, affecting millions. [38] On August 19, he said the storm destroyed an estimated 100 million US bushels (3.52 million cubic metres) worth of grain storage and processing infrastructure as well. [31][46][47], The Iowa Governor's office estimated on August 16 that the storm severely damaged or destroyed over 8,000 homes and caused $23.6 million in damage to public infrastructure. 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[46] In Omaha, the state's largest city, over 50,000 were left without power, a couple thousand remained so for two or three days. [3] As of November 2020,[update] the financial toll of this storm is second-highest for a 2020 U.S. natural disaster, surpassed only by Hurricane Laura's preliminary damage figure of 14.1 billion. It caused high winds and spawned an outbreak of weak tornadoes. [9][119] Reynolds and Hinson both dropped by the August 21 Operation BBQ event. [90], Across the state of Illinois, high winds and fifteen weak tornadoes, the majority of the derecho's tornadoes (see § Confirmed tornadoes), caused variable damage to buildings, trees, and vehicles. [62][63] Cedar Rapids Director of Public Works Jen Winter said months of cleanup lay ahead for the city. [3][123], The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) did not foresee an event of this magnitude, primarily due to sporadic model solutions, more specifically the large variance in intensity, location, and coverage of this derecho. [35] Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist for StoneX, estimated the damage to Iowa crops to be 200–400 million US bushels (7.05–14.1 million cubic metres). [86] City cleanup for the derecho is estimated around $4 million, of which FEMA and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management will assist for reimbursement. A path through cropland was found on satellite imagery, ahead of a larger swath of wind damage, but no damage could be attributed to the tornado itself. Shingles were ripped off of homes and businesses just west of. [29][23][13] Terry Dusky, chief executive officer of electrical infrastructure company ITC Midwest, described the storm damage as "...equivalent of a 40-mile wide tornado that rolled over 100 miles of the state. [89] As of December 8, 2020,[update] Riverside Cemetery, a century-old burial site located in the city, remains littered with debris as the city struggles to raise money for its care. [63] By September 28, the city had removed 53,598 truckloads of debris for an approximate total of 230,000 short tons (210,000 t). (Woodridge Police Department) After slamming Iowa, the storm system moved through Chicago and … Preliminary map of the estimated winds across central to eastern Iowa. Ernst helped distribute food with local charities including Meals on Wheels. "This is our version of a hurricane," he added. You probably didn't hear about it", "Cedar Rapids city leaders on storm response: 'We really don't need the National Guard in here, "ashton kutcher on Twitter: "Where is the federal relief for Iowa? August 24, 2020 9:54 am Olivia Schmitt Cedar Rapids News, Derecho, News, Top Stories CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- It's been exactly two weeks since a derecho … [12] The declaration was formally requested by Reynolds on August 16 for nearly $4 billion in federal aid. Heavy damage from the derecho storm on Aug. 10 is visible on River of Life Church in an aerial photograph in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. toni garrn, erin o'connor at 'carol' red carpet at palais des festivals on may 17, 2015 in cannes, france. They only had a few days to be out of their old building. [60], Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Linn County seat, was one of the hardest hit areas of the storm. He promised to help Iowa rebuild, but did not tour areas damaged by the storm. A brief tornado occurred in cropland. [28][84] The damage to public parks in the city and surrounding Marshall County was "extensive", particularly to trees. [4][21], Utility disruption and infrastructure damage occurred in much of the storm's path. [14][8][9] Adjutant General Benjamin Corell, Commander of the Iowa National Guard, compared the extent of the damage with what he personally witnessed after Hurricane Katrina. [55][56], On September 1, the governor's Office announced the addition of 10 counties[V] approved for FEMA Individual Assistance. A derecho often causes more damage than even a tornado because it can hover in one place and its high winds can affect a far larger area, Marsh said. [63] Many local businesses,[101] private individuals,[92] religious groups,[102][103][104] and non-profit organizations,[105] such as Cedar Valley Black Lives Matter,[9] The Salvation Army and Tyson Foods,[106] and United Way,[107] raised money online or provided relief efforts on their own, distributing food, fuel, toiletries, or assisting in debris removal. The NWS said it was atypical for such a severe storm to not appear in the previous day's weather models. [74], On August 21, Marion city officials announced 98 percent of its streets were cleared and over 7,000 truckloads of debris had been removed. [45], In eastern Nebraska near Tekamah and Fremont, some of earliest storm damage occurred. Surface Observations; Satellite; Observed Precipitation; BNA - 5 Min Obs; CKV - 5 Min Obs; CSV - 5 Min … [93], On August 17, Pete Gaynor, Administrator of FEMA, traveled to Iowa to meet with Governor Reynolds about the disaster. One metal farm building had a portion of its roof peeled back and another had its doors blown out. The about section was updated on 11/30/2020 ****Please review the page rules prior to posting**** Requests to join the page MUST answer the question AND accept the rules. [15][16] Cleanup in the region is continuing as of November 24. Trees were uprooted and snapped. 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