August 10, 2020
This powerful storm, described as an inland hurricane, tore through parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The derecho arrived with little warning, with winds sustaining 60-75 mph and gusts reaching more than 100 mph.
We received more than 400 damage claims in the first week, which spurred an “all hands-on deck” approach with EMC adjusters starting inspections that first day. Overall, we received claims from 101 agencies. It was the largest storm loss in EMC history, with more than $150 million in claims, including the single largest claim EMC has seen.