PHOTOS: The Suburbs Just Missed a Damaging Derecho, But Central IL Farmers Did Not

We were all under a severe thunderstorm watch for a while as the storm cluster made it’s way through Iowa. At that point, it was hard to exactly pinpoint where it might go.

Thankfully for those of us in the suburbs, the story that packed up to 90 mph winds it dipped south of our area. However, that means the farmers of central Illinois had to deal with the brunt of what is called a derecho.

A line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.

Photos have been popping up showing fields of corn flattened.

You can see the crops being flattened in this video, as well.

With Iowa, Illinois and Indiana being some of the most important agricultural states in the country, the economic impact is sure to be significant. Not only for the farmers, but for us at the grocery store as well.