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Woman Survives Tornado Thanks to Neighbor's Quick Help

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    June 21, 2014 | 2:00 am

    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, Im lighting the candles, the next minute, Im screaming, I dont want to die, Gates said.

    Her family is calling Carries survival a miracle.

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