Luckily, we did not lose power for an extended period of time, but we did lose internet and cable for 3 days and lost a shutter off of the house. One of our dogwood trees was blown over, but I'm hoping I got it back in the ground quick enough to save it. Other people in the area were not this lucky. There were trees down everywhere and lots of damage from 80 mph winds due to the derecho storm. Derecho is spanish for straight. The straight winds, unlike the spiraling winds in a tornado, move extremely fast and are widespread. This explains why so many people were affected in such a short amount of time.
|Check out the roots on that tree!|