10 million acres of crops have been flattened in Iowa and farming and industrial complexes have been destroyed.
The devastation was caused by a rare inland hurricane or ‘Derecho’ which ripped through the state leaving a path of destruction behind it.
The damage is expected to rise well above $1 billion.
More than a week later, upward of 30,000 customers remain without power, down from 590,000, as residents continue the lengthy recovery process.
The 130 mph wind complete crumpled steel structures across the state.