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Kandi Snyder, left, and her friend Linda Nunez, rear, go through the debris on the north side of Route 114, looking for anything salvageable of Snyder's father's possessions. Snyder's house, on the south side, was damaged, and two garages were completely destroyed.

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Tim Beach of Cloverdale talks about the speed and violence of the storm as it slammed into the home he shares with his wife and three young children in the front yard.

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Wires are down and debris lies everywhere along route 114 just west of the Auglaize River in Cloverdale.

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Wires are down and debris lies everywhere along route 114 just west of the Auglaize River in Cloverdale.

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Wires are down and debris lies everywhere along route 114 just west of the Auglaize River in Cloverdale.

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Tim Beach, his wife and three children, ages 1, 2, and 3, survived the storm in this house, huddled together in a first floor bathroom. There was no time to go to the basement. One moment [my wife] was cooking dinner at the stove, and then boom. "It was so fast. It slammed the house like an explosion," says Beach.

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Michael Billingsley says he saw a "very, very skinny" funnel cloud hit St. Barbara's Catholic Church. The tornado, says Billingsley, "was moving very fast." The church is behind him in the photo.

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The remains of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Cloverdale.

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Fr. Jerry Schetter, of St. Barbara Catholic Church of Cloverdale. The church and the rectory suffered significant damage from the storm.

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A book of parish music on the rug of the ruined St. Barbara Catholic Church in Cloverdale.

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The remains of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Cloverdale.

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The rectory of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Cloverdale.

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In the prayer garden of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Cloverdale.

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The remains of St. Barbara Catholic Church in Cloverdale.

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