On August 10th, 2020, a straight-line wind storm, known as a derecho, tore across 770 miles of the Midwest impacting Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio with wind speeds in excess of 70 mph including a peak wind speed of 126 mph. While the damage from a derecho is similar to a tornado, instead of a path a mile or two across, the derecho’s path is tens or hundreds of miles wide.
This storm subjected millions to utility disruptions, property damage, and significant damage to crops grown in America’s heartland. More than 37 million acres of farmland were destroyed or damaged by the derecho, over a third of which were in Iowa. The devastation in Iowa was so vast that it could be seen from satellite images the next morning. In Illinois, the National Weather Service (NWS) also reported 15 tornadoes across the state, 13 of which were in the greater Chicago area.
Good360 is ready with needed goods for all stages of the recovery process and is prepared to deploy those goods via our trusted nonprofit and response agency partners who are on the ground in the states that were affected by the storm.
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