Cedar Rapids Derecho Live Camera Aug 10, 2020

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  • ℹ️ Description
A fast-moving derecho storm raced across Iowa on August 10, devastating everything in its path for hundreds of miles. The damage in this area of Iowa was like being hit by a 40 mile wide tornado.
Before heading to the basement, I pointed my camera out the front window and hit record. It recorded the first 30 minutes of the storm as it busts up our neighborhood.

💬 Comments on the video
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I wish more storm videos were like this, no holding the camera, not much talking, Good view of wind, perfect audio, great quality. and nobody had to do stupid shit to get the video recorded, nor did 99% of the storm get deleted.

Author — Sean AFoX546

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Much respect to the construction companies who built those homes and a special shout-out to the roofers.😃👍🏾👍🏾

Author — Dan

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Always breaks my heart to see the life end of beautiful trees like these.

Author — AJ

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I'm normally a "stand outside and watch" Iowan, but as soon as Joe Winters was like "no seriously, this time; safe space." We basemented. Was very glad we did.

Author — Daniel Belay

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Rest In Peace little tree, you held on as long as you could 😢

Author — TheRedDiamondKing

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Am I the only one that finds storms terrifying and beautiful at the same time ?

Author — Gabe Newell

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Incredible footage..I like watching the occasional storms we get in my small town ..but this was awesome to see..I hope everyone was safe.

Author — Lori Peotter

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Amazing how closely this storm resembles the gusts that accompany heavy rain bands in a hurricane as the wind field around the center of circulation passes by. This thing was an inland hurricane pretty much.

Author — Steven Payne

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Classic line:
"It's just a gust."

Author — Marcus Osuna

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The next week: Hello, this is the HOA. We’ve noticed you no longer have the minimum of two trees standing in your front yard, so see attached for fine assessment to continue daily until the trees are replaced.

Author — DirtStyle

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Watching this from Naples, FL. This is basically an eye wall experience... ‘washing machine’ effect, ‘constant roar’, thinking that there’s no way the wind can get any stronger- then the next gust blows your mind. You wonder how much more your house can endure... what damage the tree limbs are doing to your roof. Then the logic starts to kick in.... “if all of Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas are just as bad, the cleanup is going to take weeks. Maybe months. And we may be without power for days, if not weeks.” I’ve been there, I know. But you’ll make it through this. You will. Stay safe. ✌🏼

Author — cmsimo999

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Thank you so much for the video – this seems indeed like a typical "derecho" with waves of gusts of increasing strength.
wow... this will all take decades to grow back, I hope at least your house was not too badly damaged!

Author — omgsolikevalleygirl

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That is very dramatic and frightening. I hope that you all made it through safely. There's a lot of cleanup after a derecho. We here in southeastern Pennsylvania experienced one in early-June of 2020. It scrambled much of the power grid for several days. Best wishes.

Author — TralfazConstruction

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This video is one of the best ! Makes me appreciate my own current safe haven . I'll never forget that weird weather occurrence

Author — robert biolsi

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I keep coming back to this video, even over a year after it happened. I am just amazed by the power of this storm

Author — Ethan Engel

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Emergency broadcasts give me more anxiety than the disasters themselves

Author — Tiago Campos

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One of the best videos that let the quiet, the warning, and the wrath of Mother Nature, do all the talking………..absolutely amazing visual education. Well done!

Author — Massabielle

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It was such a pretty view from that window with all those trees, especially the one in the foreground. High winds cause so much death and destruction, its heartbreaking. RIP to those who lost their lives 🙏🏻😢

Author — Jaylyn

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EAS - this is an extremely dangerous s-- *interrupted by alert tone just as it hits*
...I swear that brought chills

Author — Cocoa Prepper

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Amazing how it can seem relatively calm and suddenly high winds.

Author — Thomas Baker