US hit with large storms –
A widespread severe weather outbreak killed at least three, and affected several U.S. states today, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, as well as some Southeastern states., the Midwestern U.S., and states of the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Notably higher damage concentrations were found in the Northeast, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Connecticut.
The storm front was described as a “Derecho”. A “Derecho” is a wide, long-track swath of damaging straight line winds, capable of inflicting damage equivalent to an severe tornado. Numerous high-wind reports (derecho and non-derecho), some in excess of 112 km/hr (70 mph) were reported, together with hail, frequent lightning, heavy rain, and at least one tornado.
Typically light damage is commonly found with winds in excess of 90 km/h (55 mph).
Why I report such events that if they are significant they can effect the price of property insurance globally.