‘Derecho’ storm caused havoc in the area 6 years ago today

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2012: El Derecho moves through area

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Six years ago today, a “derecho” storm that had earlier produced winds up to 90 mph blew through the region and caused damage that lasted for days.

» PHOTOS: 19 scenes showing the damage of the 2012 derecho storms

The storm of June 29, 2012 started in the Chicago area entered the Miami Valley at about 3:15 p.m. It produced 19 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings throughout the region.

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Tattoo canceled in 2012

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Notably, the storm caused the cancellation of the planned Freedom’s Call event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which was an annual public event on the base grounds.

A derecho is a straight-line wind storm that stays intact for a long period of time. Gusts of up to 80 mph or faster are possible with derechos.

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A massive wind storm called a derecho slammed the Miami Valley, the state and much of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States on June 29th, 2012. Over 1 million people lost power in Ohio alone.

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