A derecho, segun TWP, is kind of fast-moving, long-lived, large, and violent thunderstorm complex. We never knew this until it passed through our back yard! I should have taken fotos of all the fallen trees in the roads or the generators used to operate major stop lights at intersections, but I was obsessed with finding a gas station open since we already driving with the fuel light on!
This is what happened to our neighbor's carro.
Since the heat was scorching and we were without power, (and cell phones) we jumped when we heard that the Centro Commercial was open! Lots of people racing to charge their electonical devices!