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Strong Winds Caused by Microburst Sweep Georgetown, Texas

Strong winds that were produced by a microburst from a collapsing thunderstorm led to damages in Georgetown, Texas, on July 28, according to the National Weather Service. Cody Holder filmed this dramatic video that shows massive winds smashing a tree and bringing up objects from the ground. Holder wrote on a Twitter post that the tree was “leaning pretty hard but it’s salvageable.” A microburst is “a localized column of sinking air” within a thunderstorm and can cause wind speeds as much as 100 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Cody Holder via Storyful
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