Derecho 29 Jun 2012

The derecho did significant damage. It hit so suddenly no one could have been prepared for the 70+ mph winds that swept through with it. It split one of our large trees in half and sent a limb though our kitchen ceiling. Another tree had it's top ripped out, wiping out parts of our back fence from the weight as it fell. We headed for the basement as soon as we heard the high winds, so we were unharmed. Thankfully our new kitchen cabinets were undamaged. You can read about derechos in general, and this one in particular, at

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