70,000 still without power a week after powerful Midwest derecho

Iowa was officially declared a disaster zone after the derecho destroyed an estimated 14 million acres of farmland causing losses of nearly $4 billion.
1:30 | 08/18/20

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Transcript for 70,000 still without power a week after powerful Midwest derecho
And we continue to follow the devastation in Iowa. Tonight, one week now after that derecho, a major disaster declaration now. Thousands of homes are damaged ordestroyed. And the terrible impact on Iowa's farmers. ABC's Alex Perez tonight from Iowa. Reporter: Tonight, Iowa declared a disaster zone. Residents reeling in their seven day of misery. About 70,000 customers still suffering without power. These senior living residents suffering in the stifling summer heat. I was told by three different people at the police department three weeks without electricity. Reporter: Last Monday's powerful derecho leaving a trail of destruction. 100 mile per hour winds uprooting trees, toppling power lines and damaging more than 8,000 homes. Four killed. The state paralyzed. Thousands left to go hungry. I lost all my food. I couldn't save it because I couldn't afford a generator. Reporter: The storm impact on Iowa's farmers especially brutal. An estimated 14 million acres wiped out. Roughly 40% of corn and soybean crops destroyed. The governor saying total losses to the state are nearly $4 billion. It's terrible for everybody. It's just ridiculous. Reporter: And David, some 90% of homes in Cedar Rapids were damaged in some way. President trump visits the storm zone tomorrow. David? All right, Alex Perez in Iowa. Thank you. And when we come back here,

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