Severe storm with 100 mph winds slams Midwest

ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee assess the damage from a severe storm in the Midwest that left one million without power and tracks the latest weather.
1:04 | 08/11/20

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Transcript for Severe storm with 100 mph winds slams Midwest
Let's turn to weather now. That severe storm slamming the midwest with winds topping 100 miles an hour leaving a million people without power. Ginger has been tracking the latest on this for us. Good morning. Good morning. A remarkable radar image that blasted across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, that is called si derecho but more than 480 severe storm reports, every dot you see is the type that takes down trees and power lines. Look at this video out of Iowa. Gusts up to 112 miles an hour. At least 50 people were injured near Cedar Rapids. Reports of Chicago having 80 plus-mile-per-hour winds. Look at that rooftop. Lake shore drive and that roof being scattered like confetti. Trees were down in some of those Chicago suburbs and certainly a lot of problems with nearly 1 million customers still without that derecho. It is a line long of thunderstorms that covers more than 250 miles, easily did that with greater than 600 miles covered by severe storms.

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