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Derecho. It's a term I've never heard of in all my life. A derecho is described as a straight line wind storm with winds up to 150 miles per hour. Ours was a mere 80 MPH. I will be able to tell my grandchildren who will not know what a derecho is of the five days of no power in blistering heat. I will talk of running a portable generator to save the food in the fridge and freezer only to let it all go after day 4 anyway. Linemen traveled from many states to help in the effort to fix all the outages and I feel for those who are STILL without power! I'm no scientist and I don't know much about global warming, but I can tell you that it was never this hot when I was a kid!
Today is supposed to break all records, with heat and humidity making it feel like it is 114 degrees. (In the shade)
Please never visit me again.