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SIX MONTHS AFTER STORMS, CHILLS STILL HAUNT SURVIVORS

The survivors on Cooter Pond Road simply call it "the storm."

Six months have passed since a powerful combination of storms and a tornado ripped through central Florida, killing 21 people - eight of them on Cooter Pond Road.

"Three died here, and three died across the street, and two died next door," said Tammy Alford, who was sucked from her shattered mobile home and hurled about 50 yards during the Feb. 2 storm. "I get the chills when I come down the street and hit the dirt road here."

It was the second-deadliest combination of storms in Florida history, cutting a swath of destruction across three counties just before daybreak.

The storm survivors say they've formed an eerie bond.

"I don't think too much about what I seen," said Dustin Kennedy, who was buried under the walls of his mobile home that night. "I try not to, as much as possible."

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