Woman sleeps through tor­nado

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT - Com­piled from wire re­ports

A woman said Fri­day she fell asleep on the couch and didn’t re­al­ize a tor­nado had ripped off part of her roof and dam­aged most of the home un­til fire­fight­ers and neigh­bors came to check on her. Betty Rus­sell, who will turn 77 Wed­nes­day, said she slept through the vi­o­lent storm Thurs­day night af­ter she dozed on the sofa watch­ing TV. She was wo­ken by sirens from res­cuers. Rus­sell be­lieves an­gels helped keep her safe.

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