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Village of Caledonia one step closer to buying tornado siren


Caledonia residents get a little closer to the day they will have their very own tornado siren.

In November of 2010, a tornado leveled homes and barns. The nearest siren was over a mile away, and many residents said they did not hear the warning.

After the storm, the village set up a fund at the Poplar Grove State Bank to begin collecting money to put up a siren. Thanks to generous donations from the community, the village is now only $15,000 shy of its goal.

Caledonia Village President Rod Fritz says, "The experiences that we've had, just by the grace of god nobody got hurt last tornado that we had. So we think it's very important so we're doing everything that we can in our small village of 200 people."

Fritz says they will be looking at various sites to put the siren at the next Village Board meeting.

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