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Six Monticello High School Alumni Respond to Derecho in the Midwest


October 8, 2020

Photo courtesy of Whitney Anderson

From left: Andrew Anderson, Chris Babler and Brent Pence. The Monticello High School alumni recently responded to help restore power to several communities in the Midwest.

Powerful storms moved through the Midwest on August 10, causing widespread damage and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of customers in parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Six Monticello High School alumni answered the call of power companies throughout the area that needed help to restore the electrical infrastructure.

Iowa has 30 million acres. The reports of damage in Iowa were more than 10 million acres of crops. There were reports of 120 mile per hour winds for 30 to 40 minutes.

Steve Dilley, class of 1984, is a construction manager with Alliant Energy. He ha...

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