The Southern is preparing for a commemorative section on the 10th anniversary of the May 8, 2009, super derecho that hit Southern Illinois.
It was a unique storm many of us will never forget.
We want to hear — and share — your story.
If you would like your story about the derecho or its aftermath to be included in our section, please email your story — no longer than 300 words, please — to email@example.com by May 1.
— Alee Quick