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.