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Powerful storm leaves 1 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

Severe Weather Midwest
Posted at 3:54 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 15:54:41-04

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without power after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region.

Monday's storms caused widespread and crop damage, and the death of a 73-year-old woman found clutching a young boy in her storm-battered mobile home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Officials say Isabel E. Atencio died at a hospital after firefighters pulled her from debris.

The boy believed to be her grandson had minor injuries.

The storm known as a derecho tore from eastern Nebraska across Iowa and parts of Wisconsin and Illinois.

In Iowa, three mobile coronavirus testing sites were temporarily closed after suffering storm damage.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said early estimates indicate 10 million acres have been damaged in the nation’s top corn producing state.