Storm Rips Roof Off Bradfordville Home

A Leon County family is staying in a hotel for now after strong winds tore the roof off their home.

The roof lies twisted in the Washington's front yard on Hugh Road with insulation scattered on the lawn and even up in the trees.

A 14-year-old and five-year-old were home alone at the time, but thankfully were not injured when the roof peeled off and it started raining in the house.

Florence Washington says, "It let us know that God is still in control of our lives and whatever happens, we know that he is in control."

Cleveland Washington adds, "Yeah, I didn't know anything would happen, really felt like it couldn't happen to me, but I see it sure can."

The Washingtons are staying at a motel until they can figure out what to do next. They say they're afraid their home is a total loss with a waterlogged ceiling they fear is about to collapse.

Meteorologists are still trying to determine whether damage done to homes in our area Monday was done by a true tornado.

A spokeswoman for the National Weather Service says they'll check out the damage Wednesday both in Leon and in Liberty County to see if they can classify the storm as a tornado.