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I’m getting concerned that the damage from a storm system called “derecho” isn’t getting much national news coverage. THIS MATTERS. Why? Money and help follow news coverage. This isn’t a few trees down and the inconvenience of power out. It’s like a tornado hit whole counties.
We had the winds of a category two hurricane. In Iowa. People are begging for help to refill their oxygen, to lift power lines off their driveways so they can leave their homes and search for food, most of the city of Cedar Rapids cannot dial 911 for help.
When the flood of 2008 hit we led every major network’s evening national newscasts. Meteorologists from the Weather Channel and the main networks walked in waders through our swollen Cedar River.
But this derecho has impacted many more people. And we’re barely getting a mention. Yes, we’re flyover country - I get it. But people are hurting and our infrastructure is shot. 20 schools buildings were damaged! The more eyes on this disaster the more help.
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