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Cranesville twister ruined forested land (with photos)

Tree loss may mean risk of landslides, less visual privacy

Once lined with trees, a ridge whipped by the Sept. 4 tornado now yields a view of Valentino's Restaurant in Cranesville.
Once lined with trees, a ridge whipped by the Sept. 4 tornado now yields a view of Valentino's Restaurant in Cranesville.
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It will take a while for residents in Cranesville to get used to the new view and noise they’ve been protected from over the years by the stately trees that were shredded Sept. 4. It only took an estimated 15 minutes for a Level 1 tornado to rip up buildings, uproot trees, tear off limbs and scar the view in Cranesville, according to the National Weather Service. “The landscape is completely changed,” said Vittorio Valentino, ...

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