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Girl recovering from Santa Barbara microburst injuries

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - A girl who was badly injured when a microburst hit a Santa Barbara beach last summer is making progress after nearly two months in a hospital.

Sixteen-year-old Alyssa Nuno tells KEYT-TV the last thing she remembers about that day is running when the microburst hit - and then blackness.

Alyssa was cooling off with her family at West Beach in the midst of a Labor Day weekend heat wave when chaos struck.

Suddenly, it began hailing and raining and a fierce wind sent umbrellas, belongings and most everything else flying.

Then it was over, but Alyssa couldn't be found for 15 minutes until her father freed her from beneath a canoe and a pile kayaks.

She had a huge gash in her head, multiple fractures and a brain injury.

Information from: KEYT-TV, http://www.keyt.com/

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