One year ago today, on Friday, June 29, 2012, Allen County, Indiana, along with much of the Midwest, experienced an extremely strong thunderstorm, known as a derecho, which resulted in a great deal of damage to homes and other buildings, many fallen trees, and the loss of electrical power to tens of thousands of homes. Some area residents were without power for more than a week due to that storm and the other storms in the days following.

Following the storm, many people would take photos of the destruction. Knowing that these scenes would be fascinating to future generations, we invited the community to share those photos with others. Those photos are now available through Community Album, so take a few minutes to view these Summer Storm 2012 photos, and remember where you were last year. If you have photos you'd like to share, the Album is still open. Just click and follow the directions.

And keep your umbrella handy, just in case!