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Crews trying to account for all Fairdale residents after tornado hits village

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Fairdale is a village with 150 residents.


Thursday night, DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Stone said a quarter of all the 75 homes in the village were destroyed by a tornado>

It touched down around 7:30 p.m.

Stone said another home north of town on Irene and McNeal Roads was also heavily damaged.

The sheriff  said 1 person was confirmed dead and 8 others were taken to the hospital.

First responders are still trying to account for all village residents and will continue their search overnight.
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