Randall Benton/rbenton@sacbee.com

John McAlister inspects damage to his Elk Grove property from Monday's tornado. Snapped off at the trunk, the top of a tree apparently blew over a fence from a neighbor's yard. The wind also yanked a front yard flagpole out of the ground and flung it onto Roedell Way. "I think we were entirely fortunate," McAlister said, that the damage wasn't worse..

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