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AL woman to discontinue tornado Facebook site

By JEFF MARTIN
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - In the weeks and months after tornadoes tore through homes across the South, pictures and documents rained on yards hundreds of miles away.

An Alabama woman began collecting them in an online database, posting the cherished scraps of people's lives on Facebook so they could be identified and claimed by grateful families.

Now, eight months after the April tornadoes struck in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, Patty Bullion says she plans to discontinue the online database of pictures and documents.

She says she will leave Facebook page up for a couple more weeks, then take it down and focus on other things in her life. She said the items pictured are highly personal, and she doesn't think they should be online indefinitely.

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