Iowans Slam Media For Ignoring Derecho Devastation

Katie Moon | August 17, 2020
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Have you ever heard of a derecho?

As the mainstream media focuses on the Democratic VP pick and hyped up U.S. Postal Service conspiracy theories, a derecho with wind speeds over 100 miles per hour ripped up Iowa last week.

The storm left over 500,000 Iowans without power for several days, some still not having power a week later. It destroyed over 8,000 homes and 13 million acres of agriculture. Not to mention livestock. People’s entire livelihoods were destroyed in a matter of minutes.

The derecho even took the lives of three Iowans.

But what have you heard in the media? A focus on Sen. Kamala Harris and hyped-up conspiracy theories about the postal service and the upcoming election.

Iowans have noticed and have taken to social media to express their displeasure:

 

 

 

 

 

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