derecho storm cedar rapids, ia part 1 (church roof explodes)

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cedar rapids iowa derecho storm 2020 live footage 4k from garage church steel roof ripped off slowly
*Listen to it loud to appreciate the power
*river of life church roof explodes from the high wind
*winds up to 140 MPH

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Hi Josh Solheim, did you take this video? If so, would you be willing to let NBCUniversal use it across its partners and platforms?

Author — Farah Otero-Amad

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I'm a professional weather spotter with NOAA and your video is among the best I've seen, I would estimate peak wind gusts were up around 120 mph which is equivalent to a Cat 3 hurricane but over land! I'm hoping no one was injured & your house didn't sustain severe damage. That was an unusual storm to say the least actually one of the worst I've seen in my 50 years following weather!

Author — Michael Azara

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Hey The Solheim's From Cedar Rapids, IA, do you have an email address at which we could contact you regarding this video? We would be interested to discuss a license to use this video if this is generally possible? (i.e. via email) :) Cheers, Felix

Author — MonthlyFails

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Full points to the guy that installed the basketball hoop.

Author — Lory

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Man you’re brave. As soon as I seen that church roof go I’d have been in the basement. Absolutely amazing video. The sheer ferocity and duration of this storm is wild. You definitely wouldn’t expect such a punch from a land based storm like this.

Author — justcallmeryy

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Absolutely insane storm! I didn’t even know about Derecho’s until this happened.

Kudos for filming this and I’m glad y’all managed to stay safe!

Author — Boltonator SAOMD

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I got goosebumps! This is the 1st video that really captures the gnarlness of this horrible storm. It looked like this at our house too. I've been trying to describe the wind and how waves of dirt and debris fly by as a lot of people dont realize the seriousness of the storm. I'm just going to have people watch this from now on. Thank you for capturing this. Hope you and your family are safe and things are starting to get back to normal for you.

Author — Carrie Frommelt

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Josh--thank you SO MUCH for "bravin' it out" (even from within the garage) videoing this terrible storm!! Since the 10th of August, I have watched about 10 or 20 other people's videos....and I don't know Iowa...but YOUR video, in YOUR location, Hands Down is the BEST (I've seen). I live 30 miles north of Madison, WI; we did not get the detector. Just some subsidiary wind from your terrible storm. I feel so bad for all the unfortunate farmers who lost their crops, along with their homesteads. Many, many thousands of not only Iowans, but also people in other states as well had terrible damage to their personal property, damage to wherever they may work, damage to those "big green things" that many people nurture and care-for from the day they, perhaps, plant them in the ground! I hope I never have to experience an event like the one you caught on video!! Watching the roof disintegrate and seeing all the papers and insulation fly out of that structure in the early part of your video was unreal, too! Thankfully--derechos are not a commonly occurring storm. Yes-Thankfully!

Author — Bruce Salzwedel

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Thanks for editing and rotating the video. Those winds are hurricane like and if you've never been in one before you don't open exterior doors to allow the wind to get underneath your roof. If the wind had shifted and blown into your garage it could've lifted your roof off the house. Derecho's make a case for changing building codes to match hurricane standards such as roof and wall ties along with garage door bracing to prevent blow ins.

Author — The Outlier

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Much respect to your building codes. For the most part the houses did very well.

Author — Joseph Astier

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You guys went through an entire 12 hour hurricane in like 30 minutes or less. Just nuts.

Author — Jonesy OKC

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Outstanding video ! We had a derecho in MD few years ago, it was bad but nothing like this. Hope everyone is safe. Thanks for capturing such a particular weather event 👍

Author — YouTubewatcher

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We had substantial damage in Illinois as well. Our entire fence collapsed and parts of our house's siding had been ripped off. One of our Bradford Pear trees suffered a major trauma and had to be dug out. The entire neighborhood suffered widespread tree damage too. I could hear the creaking of our house as the relentless winds kept pummeling. What an experience.

Author — RedLP5000S

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Just when you think the wind can't possibly get any stronger, it does!

Author — Thundersnow 93

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I am sitting here in Marion, Iowa on April 13th, 2021 and this brinks back such traumatic feelings from that storm.

Author — Robert Purdy

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This is fantastic footage showing the power of those winds, thanks for sharing it with the world and I hope a year later you've got all your damage fixed and things are back to normal for you. Its pretty wild to see a storm the size of a hurricane, with wind power equal to a hurricane, in the middle of the country like that.

Author — davidca96

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Wow I hope everyone is ok, that was so intense and extremely nerve wracking to watch! Very scary storm for sure! May god help everyone in need, that has been effected by the storm!

Author — Erica Rickert

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This is easily one of the top 3 or 4 videos from the derecho and is on par with something you'd see in the eyewall of a major hurricane with multiple gusts over 100mph and perhaps even periods of sustained winds that high??? Risky business but well done.

Author — Harrison Cater

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Yet another video showing how Midwesterners react when hit with an insane storm : “Yeah, I’m thinking that taking the afternoon off might be a possibility.”
Amazing video. Thanks for posting.

Author — Etienne Dauphin

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Brave people right here! I was in the same storm but on the Illinois side. I cannot imagine being anywhere near outside it was horrific!

Author — Lia Muzzalupo