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Tornado hits Joanna, damage in Renno area

A control panel from the automated car wash in Joanna sat upside down in front of a pile of light blue cinder-block rubble, the remnants of a tornado that touched down there. The EF-1 tornado had winds of 95 m.p.h. and destroyed the car wash while damaging a door across the way at the Joanna…

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Storm damage causes LA school closure Monday

Laurens Academy was damaged by Sunday afternoon’s storm, and school officials have cancelled classes on Monday as they further assess the extent of the damage to the school. Several families had already expressed a willingness to volunteer in cleaning up  downed trees and other needed work, but headmaster Todd Kirk explained it was still too soon to…

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