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BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE Power companies work together Saturday to fix poles and lines damaged by tornadoes Friday night near Sibley, Iowa. Alliant Energy brought in about 60 linemen to work on restoring power, while Rural Electric Cooperative also had lineworkers on the scene. Most of the power has been restored.

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- American Red Cross personnel packed up their supplies in Sibley Sunday evening and headed south toward Cherokee, Iowa, and another natural disaster -- flooding.

Their departure is a sign that emergency response efforts are wrapping up after multiple tornadoes wreaked havoc on farmsteads in eastern Lyon County and western Osceola County Friday night.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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