5 Deadly Thunderstorms in the US
If you're a fan of severe weather, then you're in for a treat! In this blog post, we will discuss five deadly thunderstorms that have occurred in the US. These storms are some of the most destructive in history and caused billions of dollars in damage. If you live in an area that is prone to thunderstorms, it is important to be prepared for the worst. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast, and have a plan in place if a storm hits your area.
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1 The Iowa Derecho of 2020
The Iowa Derecho of 2020 was an intense, long-lived derecho that affected much of the Midwestern United States and Great Lakes in late August. The storm developed in Iowa on the afternoon of August 11th with winds up to 115 mph (185 km/h) reported across northern Illinois before weakening later into Missouri and Arkansas by evening. The storm killed one person as well as caused over a billion dollars worth of damage between all states it hit, making this event one
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2 The Nebraska Derecho of 2019
The Nebraska Derecho of 2019 was a derecho that affected parts of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri on the evening of June 20th. The storm produced wind gusts up to 105 mph (169 km/h) near Omaha, Nebraska, causing widespread damage and power outages. One person died as a result of the storm.
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3 The Illinois Derecho of 2011
The Illinois Derecho of 2011 was a derecho that affected parts of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin on the evening of June 29th. The storm produced wind gusts up to 100 mph (160 km/h) near Chicago with widespread damage reported across all three states as well as many power outages caused by fallen trees onto power lines due to strong winds during this event.
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4 The Michigan Derecho of 2006
The Michigan Derecho of 2006 was a derecho that affected parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania on the evening of June 21st. The storm produced wind gusts up to 90 mph (145 km/h) near Cleveland, Ohio with widespread damage reported across all three states. This event is also notable for being the first time in US history that a tornado warning was issued for a derecho.
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5 The Texas Derecho of 2019
The Texas Derecho of 2019 was a derecho that affected parts of Texas on the evening of May 27th. The storm produced wind gusts up to 85 mph (137 km/h), causing widespread damage and power outages. This event is notable as it was the earliest documented derecho in Texas history. These are just five examples of deadly thunderstorms that have occurred in the US. Be sure to stay weather aware, and always be prepared for the worst!