Derecho Causes Severe Damage Across Midwest


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A derecho pushed across the Midwest on Monday causing widespread damage.


Over one million customers lost power, trees were snapped and uprooted, and damage to structures was extensive.


As severe storms marched across Nebraska and Iowa brought wind gusts over 160 km/h.

Several people were injured in Marshall County in Iowa.


A derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms known as a mesoscale convective system. Derechos can cause hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, and flash floods.