Storms & Tornadoes This 4th of July Week ~ Power of One Vigil


Please join SouledOut.org in a Power of One vigil for all those affected by the derecho, severe storms and tornadoes in the midwest U.S., with more potentially on the way over the next several days.

This also includes the potential of Hurricane Arthur, which may affect east coast beach locations.

As of Monday evening 6/30 ...

A dangerous severe weather outbreak is now hammering the Midwest. The Weather Channel has determined that the squall line that has been racing east across the Midwest has met the criteria to be called a derecho. 

This derecho has produced wind gusts over 80 mph along with significant wind damage to trees and houses in eastern Iowa, particularly around Cedar Rapids.

Derechoes are large clusters of thunderstorms that produce widespread wind damage, usually as a result of one or more curved lines of thunderstorms known as bow echoes. The word in the Spanish language means "straight" and these windstorms leave wide, long swaths of straight-line wind damage. These winds can be as strong as 50 to 100 mph (or higher).

An ordinary thunderstorm produces a swath of damaging winds usually only a mile or two wide and a few miles long, but derechoes can produce damage swaths tens of miles wide and several hundred miles long. May we invoke support to be provided for all, in order to overcome the losses and for the needed rebuilding.

- The Weather Channel

May we invoke support to be provided for all, in order to overcome the losses and for the needed rebuilding.