Quad Cities Tree Damage From Wednesday’s Storm [PHOTOS]
Wednesday morning, residents in the Quad Cities all had a sense of deja vu. The sky got dark, the winds picked up, and the rain started coming down. Fortunately, Wednesday's storm didn't cause the financial toll that the derecho did almost a year prior in 2020. But the storm did leave quite a bit of debris scattered in streets and lawns throughout the Quad Cities and our listeners shared some photos with us.
On August 10, 2020, the entire state of Iowa, northern Illinois, and western Indiana was rocked by a derecho. No one really knew the term derecho until that day. The derecho caused over $11 billion worth of damage, flattened crops, tore off roofs, crushed grain bins, and left thousands of people without power, some for over a week if not two or more.
One year and one day later, we all felt like derecho 2.0 was coming our way. Shortly after 8 a.m., the sky darkened, and rain started pouring down. Then, the wind kicked it. A tree from across the street at the church next to B100 studios was lifted out of the ground and on its side. Power went out for more than 14,000 people, including here at the station.
After the power went out and we saw the debris littering the streets, we knew others were experiencing the same thing in the Quad Cities.
We have the best listeners in the world because we were sent several photos of tree damage and debris throughout the Quad Cities. Luckily, this storm wasn't even close to what August 10, 2020, brought us.
Check out photos from Wednesday's storm below.