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Kaley Poegel, right, removes fallen branches Wednesday from a hill at Swift Falls Cemetery, as her daughter, Emma, 1, looks on. "Everyone helps out. That's what I like about it," Poegel said after residents of the town of 74 people began cleaning debris left by Tuesday's twister. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

In Swift County, everyone doing their part following tornado

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SWIFT FALLS -- A park was heavily damaged Tuesday in a tornado that plowed through the southern part of Swift County.

As many as 200 trees may have been snapped off or uprooted at the county park, located in Swift Falls. The newest shelter was also damaged.


"It's bad," said Mike Johnson, supervisor of Swift County Parks, Drainage and Wetlands.

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