Strong Winds Cause Damage In Valley Center

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Monday, June 20, 2011

An electrical contractor had just left his business when he got a surprise call, notifying him that his roof was blown off. Pieces of his roof are now hanging on a tree.

"We just left and a state guy that was working on the road happened to call me and so I turned around and came back. Just missed being here," said Todd Wessel, business owner.

A block away from the business, a family was eating dinner inside their home when the neighbor's swing set flew through their dining hall window.

"I saw the swing set. It was flying at our dining room window. I had the blinds open so I was able to see it," said Jamie Neally, homeowner.

Others around Valley Center were scared from the hail and wind. One homeowner's favorite tree is now a loss.

"I didn't know about this. I was just watching out the back windows and just seeing the high winds. I thought one of those was going to go down," said Trent Pickett, homeowner.

Friends helped one another clean up the mess Monday evening. Everyone is thankful that no one was injured.

"I'm just really glad that my son is okay. We acted fast and he's okay now. The house can be fixed. I'm just glad he's fine," said Neally.

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