3 years ago today was costly ‘derecho’ weather event

    Steve Baker, Northern Bureau
    12:27 p.m Monday, June 29, 2015 Local News
Lisa Powell
Severe storms moved through the area Friday, June 29, causing major damage and power outages. A tree and light pole were blown over near Patterson Blvd.

Today is the third anniversary of a massive wind storm, known as a derecho, that hit the Miami Valley and Southwest Ohio.

According to the National Weather Service, a derecho is a widespread and fast-moving storm that produces damaging straight-line winds that span over a hundred miles.

The 2012 derecho was the third most expensive natural disaster in Ohio in decades.

The tornado outbreak that produced the Xenia tornado in 1974 and the 2008 winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike are the only two events that created costlier damage statewide.

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