Storm Damage & Power Outages Reported In Gadsden County

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

By: Kara Duffy
April 15, 2014

Havana, FL- Judy Perry and her husband Jim live along Concord Road in Havana.

"When I was first able to see outside and looked toward the barn, all I saw was the tin in the trees and the barn roof was gone," Judy said.

They were woken up during the early morning hours Tuesday by a storm ripping through their ranch.

"At three o'clock, the lightning hit us," Jim said. "Just popping everywhere; the house was just shaking."

Pieces of the barn's roof were tangled in the trees, fences were broken and power lines dangled across the pasture.

Crews spent hours trying to restore power and clean up the mess left behind.

"I walked outside and I saw all the destruction and my first thought was for the horses," said Sarah Napier who lives on the ranch.

Thankfully, none of the 12 horses or any humans were injured.

Meanwhile in Gretna, the Sailor family was faced with a flooded yard.

"The water was so high that it came to my door," said David Sailor.

He says the flooding has been an ongoing issue for several years, but he's never seen it this bad.

"My son had to go to school and I had to build a ramp for him to come out the door to get into the vehicle to take him to the bus stop," Sailor said.

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