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First came the damage, then came the sirens

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By the time warning sirens sounded Friday morning in Farmington the most serious damage had already been done.

According to Dakota Communication Center interim director Diane Lind warning sirens were activated in Farmington at 3:46 a.m. Aug. 13. But by that time, many residents in neighborhoods hit hardest by the storm were already outside examining homes that had been damaged, garages that in some cases had been demolished and trees that had been uprooted or snapped in two.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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