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Limestone County district 4 shed damaged by severe weather

Limestone County District 4 County Commissioner lives a mile from the shed and heard the noise from his house.

Posted: Apr. 14, 2018 4:36 PM
Updated: Apr. 14, 2018 9:32 PM

Saturday's gusty winds caused some damage in one part of limestone county.The wind ripped metal roofing off one County Government building, and sent it flying.

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Limestone County District 4 County Commissioner Ben Harrison just so happens to live a mile down from the county shed in the Cartwright Community.

He told WAAY 31, from his home, he could hear the sound of the ripping metal from the building.

"I heard a loud crash and it sounded like tin, that type of sound and I thought it was my 40 by 100 shed that I just finished putting solar cells on and it wasn't that one," said Ben Harrison.

County Commissioner Ben Harrison got a call around 6 a.m. that the roof from the District 4 County Shed was spread across nearby pastures.

"It wasn't really a whole lot of winds, yes, it was windy but it must have had a localize gust because it got a tree down the road here," Harrison said.

The roof of the break room is gone, water is leaking inside and the roof that covered the county work trucks flew off as well.

"Surprisingly, it didn't do a whole lot of damage to the equipment, there's a mirror broken, a windshield broken, but nothing major to the equipment," Harrison said.

Harrison already moved some of the electronics into another part of the shed, and he's cleaning up some of the mess.

"The insurance agent will be out here Monday, we'll start cleaning up and planning to re-build," Harrison said.

Commissioner Harrison said around 10 years ago, the building next to the break room also sustained roof damage from severe weather.

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