Storm Leaves Trail of Debris

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People in Union are cleaning up after a tornado blew through town late Wednesday.

Witnesses said the twister didn't actually touch the ground, but it did knock trees down, and damaged some roofs in town.

City officials say there are dozens of trees down throughout town and it could take weeks to clean them all up, but they also say things could have been much worse.

"It was major for us. This is our first one in a good while, and it really tested our Fire Department, our Street Department, our communications system," said Chief Dale Yates of the Union Fire Department.
"Everything turned our real good. Nobody was hurt, but it was a good test for us. "

The town of Union only has five workers to try to clean up all the debris.

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