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Wabash Co. woman injured in Sunday's storms

A Wabash County woman is in the hospital after storms wiped out her home on Sunday afternoon. 

For about 10 years, 65-year-old Mary Broster lived in a mobile home in Friendsville, but after severe weather swept through, Broster's home is no longer there.

Family and friends were there on Monday, trying to sort through the rubble to see if there is anything they can salvage. 
Broster's home was lifted off the ground and thrown into her neighbors John and Janice Carwile's house.

Broster was found in a ditch, buried under debris. She survived and so did her cat, but she's now at Deaconess, awaiting surgery. 
The Carwile's are in a nursing home, so they weren't home when it happened. 
"It's undescribable. It's just an emotional mess and you can't think about it, you just gotta do it," said Lorrie Isaac, Broster's daughter. 
"You can always replace what's here, but you can't replace a person. You know that's the way we're looking at it. We were really, really lucky," said Sondra Burton, the Carwile's daughter.

 Mary's family says she does not have insurance for her home. They're creating a trust fund at the First National Bank of Allendale at the Mt. Carmel location. The address is 1515 West Ninth Street. Anyone who would like to donate can do so by telling the bank they're donating to the Mary Broster fund. 

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