Satellite and aerial images show how a derecho destroyed 10 million acres of Iowa's corn crops

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2020
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Images taken from the sky and from space show the extent of the damage to Iowa's crops after a violent windstorm known as a derecho pummeled the Midwest on Monday.

The winds killed at least two people, knocked out power, crushed grain silos, and flattened field after field of corn and soybeans.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has estimated that 10 million acres were damaged or destroyed by the derecho. That's roughly 43% of Iowa's 23.4 million acres that were seeded this spring with corn and soybeans, Radio Iowa reported.

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