Mount Vernon Historic Preservation Commission
Exploring the Stories and History of Mount Vernon, Iowa
M&K removing branches after Derecho.
Derecho hit on August 10, 2020 with 140 mile per hour winds.
Many homes were without power for seven days. Makeshift clothes lines were erected in backyards.
M&K removing tree branches at intersection of Second Avenue SW and Fourth Street SW.
Intersection of Second Avenue SW and Fourth Street SW
The 140 mile per hour winds uprooted several trees at the quarry.
The Derecho winds uprooted several trees near the nonextant brickyard exposing old brick fragments.
The 140 mile per hour winds hit on August 10, 2020.
Susan Hargus raking yard after the Derecho storm.
Neighbors worked together clearing yards.
The 140 mile per hour winds leveled trees, downed tree branches and brought down power … Read more …