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Tornado leaves behind trail of destruction

BEAUREGARD, Ala. - Julie Morrison and her husband, Eric Sward, had just finished their Sunday lunch of steak, biscuits and gravy and were watching "Law & Order" when a friend texted urging them to take cover. Then an emergency alert blasted from Eric's phone.

Tornado.

The wind was already howling, so the couple dashed to the guest bathroom without stopping to put on shoes or gather any belongings.

Julie lay down in the bathtub. Eric squeezed in on top. Seconds later, they found themselves clinging to the tub as the tornado lifted their 2,100-square-foot home

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