WATCH: Devastating Derecho in Action

Fast-action video shows path of rare weather phenomenon whose after effects enter a fourth day Tuesday.


If you were in Maryland last Friday, you've experienced the force of a "straight-line storm," or derecho, from the ground. Wonder what the brief but punishing specter looked like from above?

Check out this 23-second video of the satellite view of the storm making a beeline for the Mid-Atlantic.

Sean Tully July 03, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I was in Bethany Beach on Friday night and we were spared most of this storm. I think by the time it hit the coast it started spliting up. I think O. C. got the brunt of it.
Valerie Androutsopoulos July 03, 2012 at 02:22 PM
WOW, that's amazing footage. Thank you for posting!
David J Iacono July 03, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Jenni Pompi (Editor) July 03, 2012 at 05:05 PM
So cool to see! Less cool to experience :)
Brandie Jefferson July 03, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Agreed. One hundred percent.
Lisa Rossi (Editor) July 03, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Jenni - I agree too! Perfectly said. I woke up Friday night feeling sick when I heard those winds and saw all that lightning.
Vanessa July 03, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I was so fascinated by the weather, the seriousness didn't hit me right away. I was like a kid: "Look at the lightning! Look at all that wind and water!" But I also live in a 100 year old brick house that didn't shake a bit. I just thought it was a cool storm until my friends started calling. It hit DC hard.
Rachel July 03, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Charlene Dine July 07, 2012 at 09:18 PM
After 7 days we have electricity. If you lost cable, Comcast will reimburse you for te time you were without electric. You just have to call and let them know how many days. I do not know about Verizon. From what I do know about Verizon is, good luck in reaching anyone. Glad to have power and so gratful to all the power companies that left their families and are still here trying to help the state of Maryland. My hates off to you all and the people from BGE.
Bennet Pomerantz July 08, 2012 at 12:42 AM
@Charlene, Comcast will reimburse after the first 24 hours. if it was out for 3 days, you get refunded for only 2 days. Since I am bundled with TV, Internet and phone-they give you a small rate for all three and not not for each. If the phone and not the TV or the computer is out they do not refund anything. So good luck with that
You July 08, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Why was BGE not prepared? <Whine Whine Whine> Why was Comcast not ready? <Whaa Whaa Whaa>
Brenda July 08, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Comcast nor Verizon are going to reimburse you if your power was out...or for an act of God either. Why should they? It isn't their fault that you had no power!
Hates whiners July 08, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Be grateful that you have/will have power, phone, tv, Internet back at all. Some people out west have lost everything in the fires to no fault of anyones except for the weather (same as here). When you see them on tv they are just grateful to be alive and be with their families. I'm ashamed I can't say the same about my neighbors here in MD. People here are not so nice or grateful.
Tom Wise July 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM
This was a very inconvenient and expensive event. Like many others, we lost a ton of money with the spoilage of food in a large chest freezer and two refrigerator freezers. I certainly do appreciate the poor guys who had to collect everyones putrifying groceries, especially in such heat. We are blessed by having our homes intact and the ability to get back to normal.


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