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Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 8:40 p.m.

Images from the tornado destruction around Dexter

By Angela Cesere


At least one tornado touched down in the Dexter area on Thursday. photographer Angela J. Cesere captured these images.

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Jackie Scheller

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 3:55 a.m.

Many thanks to the firefighters, County employees, emergency personnel and citizens who assisted after the tornado and those who make sure the siren is operable (it saved lives I am certain). I sat under the stairs in the basement with my one and three year old grand babies just waiting and listening. The house shook, windows blew out, and so much lumber blew by the small window I was looking out that I was sure we would see the sky above within a minute. Happily this did not happen to us but it did to many. The house to house visits made to assure that nobody was missing or injured were appreciated. Thank you!


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 2:45 a.m.

OSB (plywood) without any housewrap (tvyek) behind the vinyl siding?


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 12:56 p.m.

Looks like it. Not a good idea, hopefully they can rebuild it better than before.


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 1:03 a.m.

wow......what a bummer


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 1 a.m.

So glad no one was seriously hurt or killed (that we know of yet). Crazy. No one seems very used to this around here, Tornados are just so rare.


Fri, Mar 16, 2012 : 1:55 a.m.

We get a fair amount of warnings, but very few ever touch down. Let's make sure we continue to take those alerts seriously!