Determined not to miss any information, and despite the howling winds, she decided to climb up on the roof to fix the antenna. She was blown off the roof by the hurricane winds and killed. As a consolation prize, she became a major part of the news over the next few days.
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Reference: (hurricane only): www.fas.usda.gov/ffpd/wood-circulars/jun00/europe.pdf, http://www.wildweather.com/news/news-archive-december.htm