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Two-years after the derecho blasted through the region.
runymede June 30, 2014 at 08:24 am
Man....I will never forget this storm. I remember watching the weather forecast on a local TVRead More station. The weatherman showed, on the national map. a long straight line of thunderstorms, several hundreds miles long, beginning in Illinois, and heading towards our area. The weatherman did not called this a Derecho, but strong storms. When it got here, it struck our area with a full force that I had never seen before. With heavy rain as expected but the wind was so strong that I thought our tree would break in half. The continuous and incredibly strong wind with the heavy rain lasted for at least 45 minutes. I remember looking out the door, with door halfway open, and saying to myself, I better close this door or the window would shattered and the pieces flown into my face. During the course of this Derecho, I remember thinking, what the hell is this ? It was scary.
nancy w June 30, 2014 at 05:35 pm
i was at work, in a large house off Gude Drive. We all assembled in the old unfinished basement. ItRead More took me a half hour to do the 5 minute drive to my mother's house later that evening. The huge oak at teh end of my street took the full brunt of the storm and fell over; its root system was massive. I was shaken up for days after that derecho.
Amy June 30, 2014 at 07:33 pm
I remember that when I got home from work around 7, the storm was still in Ohio, so my roommate andRead More I went out to do some shopping. When we got back, the wind was picking up, and when I took the shopping bags back out to the car, the trees lining the parking lot were dancing. That's the only way I can describe it. They were not swaying; they were dancing jigs.
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