Photos: 400-Mile Swath of Damage Caused by Derecho

June 16, 2013; 10:31 AM ET
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The National Weather Service has confirmed that the storm complex that pushed across the Midwest to the East Coast June 12 through June 13 met the qualifications for a low-end derecho. The widespread wind damage and heavy rain resulted in power outages, damaged property and downed trees. As of Friday morning, early reports from 911 call centers and emergency managers state at least three fatalities and several injuries as a result from the storms.

NOAA lists 659 wind damage reports concentrated in the mid-Atlantic and parts of the South from Thursday.

This video shot by Joey Lax-Salinas shows a shelf cloud in the derecho from Dyer, Ind., Wednesday evening:

Photo by Eric Hunsaker


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