Woman Survives Tornado Thanks to Neighbor’s Quick Help

By Melissa Dawkins, KCRG-TV9

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — One woman seriously hurt by a tornado in the Platteville, Wisconsin area is alive today — thanks the quick help of a neighbor.

42-year-old Carrie Gates is recovering from spinal fractures, a punctured lung and broken ribs. She was home when a tornado destroyed her second-floor apartment. She says a neighbor found her and saved her.

“I mean it was just quick, it was just, one minute, I’m lighting the candles, the next minute, I’m screaming, I don’t want to die,” Gates said.

Her family is calling Carrie’s survival a miracle.

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