One-year anniversary of Ohio ‘derecho’ is June 29

derecho_evolution(June 26, 2013) Last summer was packed with powerful storms. With them came a new weather term unfamiliar to most Ohioans. The June 29 ‘derecho’ wreaked havoc across multiple states, most damaging to Ohio. Two days later another storm provided a second punch causing even more damage and power outages. Ohio’s total tab from insured losses from this duet, estimated at $845 million, makes it the state’s third costliest disaster in recent history. See OII’s 2012 summer storm factsheet which also serves as a reminder to always be storm-ready.