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Derecho 911 - Iowa's Inland Hurricane
According to NOAA, the August 10th, 2020 derecho is the costliest severe thunderstorm in United States history. A derecho is a large, fast-moving complex of thunderstorms with powerful straight-line winds that cause widespread destruction. This book chronicles the historic derecho which utterly devastated a large portion of Iowa. The authoritative source for this historic event, the book investigates in-depth the meteorological conditions that caused the storm as well as why it is considered one of the most extreme wind storms in United States history. It looks at other derechos in Iowa’s past and shows how they compare to the 2020 disaster. In addition, the book is an accurate historical account of what the victims lived through, exploring the human side of how the storm impacted the people of Iowa—the agriculture, the power grid, the tree canopy, and many other compelling issues related to the disaster. Readers will come away understanding the meteorology, the impact, and the importance of the event.