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Abiding Word Church volunteers help clean up after tornado

Tyler Venier uses a chainsaw on trees that were knocked down Feb. 28 by an EF1 tornado at the home of Jim and Rita Helms. Volunteers from Abiding Word Church spent Saturday helping clean up some of the leftover damage. The storm that overtook the residents of Buell Road north of Sterling just before 5 p.m. started near the intersection of Penrose Road and Ridge Road and traveled northwest 2.6 miles. It was 75 yards wide at its widest, and wind speeds topped out at 100 mph.

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