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June 30, 2012

Super Derecho Rips Eastern US

A derecho. I didn't even know that was a thing.

It's kind of like a circular storm except it's not circular -- it's a long (240 miles+) front of straight-line wind and rain.

There are two known deaths:

One of the multiple trees that crashed into homes in Springfield, Va., killed a 90-year-old woman as she was sleeping in her bed, according to the Associated Press.

A few hours earlier, a falling tree outside of North Middletown, Ky., (located east-northeast of Lexington) killed a man who was attempting to clear some tree limbs off a road.

The storm has left millions without power, on one of the hottest days of the year.


UPDATE [DiT]: Some pretty freaky pics of the storm and damage here, including this one,


Derecho.jpg

link via ChrisP over at H2

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