WASHINGTON (WNEW) – Two years ago, most of us had never heard of a Derecho storm, but it made sure we will never forget what a Derecho is.
The Derecho made its presence known by knocking out power to thousands and leaving tree branches across roads and homes. Local residents were left in the dark, some for weeks, in boiling temperatures over 100 degrees.
Meteorologist John Ferrick says we shouldn’t have to suffer through another Derecho anytime soon. According to Ferrick, the storms happen every 10 years at best.
Here’s what listeners had to say about how they remember the storm:
@WNEW Being without power for more than a week in scorching heat and humidity & sleeping on a couch in my office.—
Joel Kassiday (@Capitolvet) June 29, 2014
@WNEW Running trees into homes/wires down and many other incidents; worrying about the fire crews,as electricity out of its wire is deadly.—
BADGE-258 (@CAPT258) June 29, 2014
(@ChuckyT3) June 29, 2014
J.T. (@talbert_jazz) June 29, 2014
WNEW reporters and staff remember Derecho:
@WNEW anchoring with no lights, no phones, no air. We even sounded sweaty.—
Amy Morris (@amorrisWNEW) June 29, 2014
@WNEW Huddled in a 7-11 that had lost power in Marshall, VA with about 10 other people. Letting you know how bad of a storm was on its way.—
Cam Thompson WNEW (@CamThompsonWNEW) June 29, 2014
Two years ago today the derecho hit leaving #wnew and thousands without power. I drove to the station at 1 am knowing I was in for craziness—
Heather Curtis (@HeatherMCurtis1) June 29, 2014
. @WNEW some apartment units in College Park didn't get power back for a week or so, had to throw out food in fridge..etc. just bad—
Eyasu Delesa (@EyasuNews) June 29, 2014
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