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Hundreds of thousands in Iowa remain without power after rare storm damaged thousands of homes


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The deadly storm, known as a derecho, ripped across Iowa and surrounding states on Monday, heavily damaging schools, homes and millions of acres of farmland in its wake.More than 200,000 people Alliant Energy customers lost power because of the storm, the utility said. More picture of storm damage in Iowa #IowaDerecho pic.twitter.com/EOqpV0trE7Cedar Rapids was one of the hardest hit areas in the state. pic.twitter.com/N8PPXZGSmoU.S. Representative Abby Finkenauer of Iowa's 1st congressional district posted a video on Twitter Friday saying that she is "going on night 5 of no electricity." "At least there is gas now available within the city," she said in the video that was taken in front of an uprooted tree. What because it's not called a tornado or hurricane you don't need to act fast?" Where is the federal relief for Iowa? Some of that loss took place just 60 miles away from where Pence launched a "Farmers and Ranchers for Trump" coalition in Des Moines.Mr. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that the federal government "is in close coordination with state officials."  At least three people in Iowa and one person in Indiana were killed by the storm, which is believed to have traveled 1,000 miles from South Dakota to northwest Ohio.

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