HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Roofing crews were busy Monday afternoon cleaning up wind damage after a weekend storm.
DP&L told 2 NEWS they reported sustained winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour, and wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour.
In Huber Heights, Castle Roofing spent part of the afternoon covering and tarping a roof after the homeowner’s awning tore from her roof.
The homeowner, Teri Carroll, said she was crocheting and watching tv around 6 p.m. Sunday night when she heard the commotion.
“Boom, I could hear it going across the top of my house and after making a few phone calls, I looked out the front window and saw that it was laying in the street,” said Carroll.
It tore the power lines from her house, and at last check, she was still one of the 1300 DP&L customers without power.
DP&L said they had 50 crews that worked overnight along with mutual aid to get to the outages as quickly as possible.
As far as the damage to Carroll’s house, Chris Walter with Castle Roofing said they have repaired similar damage across the Miami Valley.
Walter said ahead of a storm with strong winds, taking a few extra moments of preplanning can save a lot of heartache.
“Go around the house, make sure that things are secure, maybe pull in your lawn furniture, things like that,” said Walter.
He added taking Carroll’s lead if your house falls victim to wind damage to call in the professionals is the safest course of action.
“We do this stuff every day,” said Walter. “We don’t want anyone getting hurt. It’s not worth the risk falling off the ladder, slipping off the roof, anything like that.”