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Tampa Bay native tells horrifying Boston story

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We keep hearing horror stories from people in Boston with Tampa Bay area connections.  Jaimie Borislow attends Boston University and lives right near the race route.

Borislow grew up in Pinellas County and when she's not at school, she lives in Indian Rocks Beach.  Over the phone Tuesday morning, she told us it was hard to turn the sirens off in her head.

"Last night I kept looking out my window to make sure they weren't real.  But every little noise outside is kind of making my heart beat a little faster," she said.

Borislow lives near the route of the marathon in Boston. She heard both explosions and said the scene was terrifying. 

"I heard the first bomb go off and you think 'that can't be a bomb it's fine.' But the second one was really close and it was louder and you could smell the smoke."

She told us it was chaotic and people were running and screaming.

"No one really knew at that point what had happened at all but through that I saw like a dozen police officers running toward the scene they just told us to run away so we ran," she said.

Borislow is one of the 'what if' stories.  She was watching the race and decided to grab something to eat in her nearby apartment.  A few moments later the bombs exploded.

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