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1/29/08

High Winds Crash Storage Building into Lubbock Neighborhood

Wind gusts up to 66 miles per hour are to blame for damage to several area properties Tuesday.

High winds blew off part of a roof at Carl's Corner, a beer and liquor store at 98th and MLK.

Those same gusts also ripped a large storage building off its foundation, and sent it tumbling into a mobile home community, near 109th and Avenue P. The unit belonged to DRB Storage. The unit, large enough to house a motor home, was erected just five days earlier.

"I was getting in the car to take my little girl to daycare, and all of a sudden I look up and there's a metal building flying towards us," said Chenoa Klos. "So we sat in the car for a while."

Klos says that her first thought was that a tornado was coming toward her home. So she ducked into the bathroom for safety.

"We had a big boom, and the house started shaking, and you could hear the metal just slamming up against our house. I didn't know how bad it was until I got out of the bathroom," said Klos. "It did some damage to our cars."

The wind also knocked down two power lines belonging to South Plains Electric Cooperative. Electricity was quickly restored to the 48 residents who lost power.

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