Iowa farmers devastated after derecho damages 14 million acres of farmland, grain bins

FOX: Iowa farmers say it will be a massive undertaking to recover from a hurricane-force storm that damaged an estimated 14 million acres of farmland earlier this month.

On Aug. 10, a dangerous wind event known as a derecho tore through Iowa with wind gusts of up to 140 mph, devastating thousands of farms. more

10 Comments on Iowa farmers devastated after derecho damages 14 million acres of farmland, grain bins

  1. Yeah, I watched that one on radar and was wondering what would come of it.

    (Speaking of ‘down,’ you guys were down for a few minutes. Must of had some really big wind gusts or something! 😉 )

  2. It is truly heartbreaking, the farmer’s are the bread and butter of the country. Love and Prayers to all affected. 🕊️❤️🙏

    2020 really is turning out to be a year we won’t soon forget.

  3. I have never heard of this derecho wind. Must be rare indeed. If all this is true this is gonna hurt.

  4. I remember back in the 80s, we tore down our old farm house, and my father wanted to put up a stone home with a flat roof so he wouldn’t have to paint it, shingle it, or spray the bugs that hide under the boards.

    We didn’t, it was pretty expensive, and a few years later, “high winds” not officially a tornado via radar, gouged some pretty big holes in our nice wooden home, and took a long time to patch all of them up. We had a pile of wood by the barn, and a 4×4 went straight through the corner of our home as if a guy with a saw cut it. Could have killed us.

    Moral of the story, stone beats wood which beats a straw house.

  5. Are all the TV weather-talkers hispanic now? Do we have to use a spanish word to label this phenomenon? If so, can we pick a spanish word that’s easy to say and makes sense? Or maybe just call the wind Maria. Okay, I’m done with my futile little rant.


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