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Sue and Tim Volkman's farmhouse in Bluffton was hit hard by a tornado on Thursday. Many family members and friends have offered their time and equipment to help the Volkmans clean up the aftermath. Chris Franz / The Forum

'Everything's gone': Bluffton family begins the process of starting

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Sue and Tim Volkman rushed home from their daughters' volleyball tournament Thursday to find little home actually left. A tornado that raged through the area late Thursday afternoon left their farm about a mile north of here in shambles.


"We had been told everything was gone," Sue Volkman said. "You don't realize what 'gone' means."

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