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On Aug. 10, an unusual windstorm, called a derecho, swept through parts of Iowa. Cedar Rapids bore the brunt of the storm with major tree and home damage.

We've added a few photos from Westminster's view of the storm. 

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The early part of the storm quickly ripped limbs off the smaller trees at the church.

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The view from the vestibule-pouring rain and fierce winds.


Car in parking lot collects branches.

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Shed slated for new roof will need to be rebuilt.

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Large tree splits in the storm and leans against the church outside the Sanctuary Narthex..

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Reverse angle of part of the tree that fell against he building.

Ed Kosowski Eric Mueller Tree

Volunteers gather the following Sunday to clean up tree limbs and leaves.

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Cleanup-Round 2-Westminster volunteers tear down damaged fences and trim more branches.


Mark Tyler and Bob Moran get ready to put fence pieces on a truck.


Our awesome team of cleanup volunteers! l to r: Mark Tyler, Dave Cosgrove, Tom Read, Jack Evans, Rachel Kongshaug, Rob Willms, Pastor Roger Grandia, Glenn Lane, Cael Kongshaug and Bob Moran. Not pictured: Kathie Lane and Barb Read

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