Video: Key Cooperative, IA Updates Derecho Damage Recovery Efforts

Grinnell, IA — The derecho storm that swept across the Midwest on Aug. 10 damaged 40 bins at 10 Key Cooperative's 15 central Iowa locations that receive grain, according to an AgWeb report.

Of those damaged, 20 were destroyed, taking out about 6 million of Key Cooperative's 30 million bushels of storage, or about 20 percent. In all, 12 million bushels of storage were affected by the storm, which had estimated wind gusts of up to 130 mph.

Boyd Brodie, general manager of Key Cooperative, in a YouTube video update on Aug. 21, said the coop experienced “significant damage.” The video can be viewed below.

After assessing the damage, sites were cleared and ensured safe so demolition and salvage efforts could begin.

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