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Lincoln Co. family safe after strong winds tear roof off home

Lincoln Co. family safe after strong winds tear roof off home
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 11:36 AM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Strong winds knocked down trees and caused damage to at least one home in southern Kentucky.

A Lincoln County woman says her roof was peeled off her home moments after she left with her kids.

Melissa Tinnel’s home needs a major repair job in Stanford, but today she is thankful.

“God truly has his arms around us. He truly does,” said Tinnel. “We’ve been in some situations. He’s protected us through it all.”

She’s had her share of storms this year, but she didn’t expect to hear winds had peeled off most of her roof and left part of it in her yard.

“It’s really unbelievable. Wasn’t gone 5 minutes. Got a call my roof is gone,” said Tinnel. “But yes, that is basically what happened. Someone just opened a can.”

Trees were knocked down in both Lincoln and Boyle Counties, and some limbs covered city streets in Perryville. People will have to clean and make repairs, but they believe recovery won’t be that difficult. It’s already begun through the help of others.

“We were able to, with my husband, friends, and family, able to get up and tarp it in places,” said Tinnel. “We were good last night.”

Emergency management officials say the storm also left some without power, but no one was hurt.

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