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(Tupelo, MS) Stories of survival are coming out of Tupelo one day after an EF2 tornado touched down there.

People who live in the town are also getting a better look at the damage caused by the mile-wide twister.

Most are amazed by the strength of the tornado that flattened buildings, flipped cars and ripped apart just about everything in its way.

“I’m shocked. I didn’t realize it was this bad. I just want to cry because this is a very special area for me,” said Tupelo Councilwoman Nettie Davis.

Al Lanzano watched crews salvage what they could from what used to be a gas station.

He stopped by the station at Gloster and North Green yesterday to fill up and before he knew it he was taking shelter in a cooler with employees there.

“All I could hear was the crushing wind,” said Lazano.

He has…

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