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we just got out of harm's way locally we were one of the lucky ones that got out , had some friends and family co workers that they didn't make it out at least twenty three people were killed including three children when a recent string of tornadoes tore through eastern Alabama with winds up to one hundred seventy miles per hour Angela low cost seo is staying at a local motel after her home in Lee County was destroyed and she's not alone it looks almost as if someone took a a giant %HESITATION knife and use and describe the ground Reuters correspondent Deborah Blum spoke to residents like Julie Morrison left homeless by the storm she said she's devastated but she's alternately thankful to be alive , what people here I've spoken to are understandably in shock but they're still really positive , you've actually told me you know it's only stuff for happy to be alive , and that they know they'll ultimately emerge from this catastrophe a stronger more resilient community mobile homes were tossed on their sites and ripped open in some places like the small community of beau regard shreds of houses are left hanging from limbs of the few trees left standing , now Alabama residents and rescue teams are sifting through the splintered remnants of Holmes an initial search of the stricken area turned up no additional bodies but officials left open the possibility that more victims could be found once the search was completed and I estimate the path with an point eight seven miles are almost a mile wide so %HESITATION a monster tornado %HESITATION as it moved across the area this area ravaged by the deadliest burst of twisters to hit the United States since two thousand thirteen