Heavy rain and strong winds were reported in parts of Iowa on Monday, August 10, as a damaging derecho hit the midwestern United States.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Service issued a “particularly dangerous situation” severe thunderstorm watch for eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, far northwest Indiana, and far southern Wisconsin from 11.25 am to 7 pm CDT, and said “widespread damaging winds” and “scattered significant gusts to 100 mph” were likely.
“A derecho producing widespread damaging winds, some of which should be intense, is expected to persist and expand east from Iowa into parts of the Midwest through this evening,” the Storm Prediction Center said.
The footage was posted to Twitter by user @ihawk2k, who said it was filmed in downtown Des Moines on Monday. Credit: @ihawk2k via Storyful