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Q: Name?

A: Kathy English

Q: Job title?

A: A work order analyst in the Business Operations and Integration Division, Garrison’s Directorate of Public Works

Q: How were you affected by the April 27, 2011, tornadoes?

A: We lost half of our home (in the Country Village subdivision in Limestone County), and we had it pretty much rebuilt. No one was injured. We were at home in the downstairs master bedroom closet.

(In the closet with her were husband, retired Maj. Eugene English, a doctor of theology; daughter Wanda, then 23; granddaughter Kennedy McRoy, then 1; and the family dog Mark, a dachshund.)

Q: What did you do as a result?

A: We stayed over at my son-in-law’s house in Huntsville until the power came on a week later.

(Her son-in-law is Reserve Col. Mark Percell.)

Q: Where do you live now?

A: We live at the same address on Mary Sue Lane in Limestone County.

Q: As a tornado survivor, what are you most thankful for?

A: My family, being together. The odd thing about it is my middle daughter, Jennifer, then 27, lived in Birmingham and she was also hit by a tornado April 27, 2011. She was in an apartment. She experienced the roof coming off the apartment. She was in a bathtub. She wasn’t injured. But she lost everything – her car, she lost everything. She’s home with us now.

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