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Posted: December 22, 2012 at 2:50 a.m.

Betty Russell, a Mobile, Ala., woman who will soon turn 77, said she was asleep on her couch as a tornado ripped off part of her roof and damaged most of her home, adding: “I didn’t know I was that heavy a sleeper. It had caved in the south side of my house, and honestly I didn’t hear it. I cannot believe I didn’t hear it, but I didn’t.”

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