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The Derecho One Year Later – Your Stories

It is quite a historic day in Virginia. Today is the day that Virginia declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. Today is also the anniversary of the 2012 derecho storm that knocked out power to quite a few people in Alexandria.

Nice article over at NBC Washington on the one year anniversary of the Derecho and has gathered stories from viewers on how they survived. The story on the 50 foot tree will make you gasp. The Washington Post has a great explanation for why storms like that are called a ‘derecho’.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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