People Begin Clean-up After Severe Storms Roars Through South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/20/08

People Begin Clean-up After Severe Storms Roars Through South Plains

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"We heard all kinds of noise going on out here we didn't know what was going on."

Penny Ramone's father built this barn with his own two hands, but after Thursday's storm, it is without a roof.

"I thought this morning when I had to go to town that I would see power poles down and stuff but I didn't, but I didn't even realize that the barn was torn up till my mom said, hey have you seen the barn," said Ramone. 

The wind tossed the roof into neighbor Deanna Hesse's yard.  

"I've been here about 11 years and different times we have lost parts of fences, parts of porches off the rental house and stuff like that, but never this extensive... never," said Hesse. 

Northwest Lubbock County also saw its share of damaging winds; parts of Etta Griffin's roof blew off and landed across the highway. 

"It's everywhere. I am so glad that a car didn't get hit by any of the debris that was on top of the house, because half of it is down the street," said    

Trees were also snapped by the high winds, with branches landing on cars.  Power lines and trees were also knocked down in Idalou, but wind was not the only problem. 

"The hail was coming down and it covered everything like snow, I have never seen anything like that," said Idalou Elizabeth Pacheco. 

Ramone and her family say they hope to begin clean-up this weekend, if the weather is coorperates with their plans. 

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