Looking back nine years to "Super Derecho" - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Looking back nine years to "Super Derecho"

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WSIL-TV - Nine years ago, the "Super Derecho" hit southern Illinois, leaving behind a path of destruction.

To date, it's one of the most intense derechos ever observed with a path of damage stretching from western Kansas to eastern Kentucky.

Carbondale airport recorded a wind gust of 106 mph and parts of southern Illinois sustained significant wind damage. 

Many people in the community came together to help neighbors clean up and to make sure the elderly were ok in the heat with some people going without power for weeks.

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