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A Powerful Derecho Storm Just Devastated Iowa, But You May Not Have Heard Much About It

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Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot
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185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard
Members of the Iowa Air National Guard cleared damage left behind in Cedar Rapids.

In the wake of the natural disaster, hundreds of thousands of Iowans are still without power, but media coverage of the event leaves much to be desired.

"The disaster is still happening," columnist Lyz Lenz said. While aid arrives in the storm-torn state, people affected by the disaster are living in the wake of its destruction.

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