A motorist driving down Columbia Street in Fort Wayne, Ind. on June 29, 2012, captured video of downed trees and damaged cars lining the road after a violent windstorm. One estimate put the number of downed trees in Fort Wayne in the thousands. How powerful were the winds that ripped through the area? Fort Wayne International Airport recorded one gust hitting 91 mph.
Experts say the storm was a "derecho," defined as a widespread, intense windstorm associated with powerful, fast-moving thunderstorms. In fact, winds were so strong that experts are calling this storm a super derecho.
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