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Editorial: A man and his chainsaw

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A volunteer runs his chainsaw in Jacksonville Friday morning. An EF-3 tornado tore through Calhoun county and the city of Jacksonville Monday night leaving devastating damage in it's path. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)

Right now, the most valuable items in the storm-damaged parts of Calhoun County are chainsaws. Gas-powered — no electric models, obviously — with sharpened blades and skilled operators and tanks full of fuel. Soldiers in combat need weapons. Surgeons need scalpels. And communities knocked to their knees by tornadoes need chainsaws. Lots of them.

The manufacturer doesn’t matter.