EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSRoof Blown Off Huntington Business
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Reported by: Katelyn Sykes
Web Producer: Katelyn Sykes
Reported: Nov. 1, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Updated: Nov. 1, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
People in Cabell County are cleaning up Friday morning after severe weather caused trees to fall over taking down power poles, street lights and utility poles.
One business in Huntington took the brunt of the storm after high winds tore off part of the roof.
Neighborgall Construction owner C.R. Neighborgall said it could take months to clean up his business and get things back to normal.
"What do we need to do to fix it and let's get back in business," he said.
The construction business will now focus on rebuilding its business after 70 mph winds ripped off part of its roof like a tin can. Part of the second floor wall also collapsed.
"We build projects every day, so this is just another construction project," Neighborgall said. "It's just a little more emotional now maybe because it's ours."
Neighborgall said when he got the call about 2 a.m. Friday that his business on Seventh Avenue had been damaged, it left him dazed. He said seeing it firsthand makes it even harder to deal with the situation.
The roof tore off right above the company's wood shop, leaving thousands of dollars in damages.
"We'll have some crews come in from some of our jobs and start the cleanup, and we'll get right back in business and keep our projects running," he said.
Neighborgall said his goal is to get back in business as soon as possible. An insurance adjuster was heading to the scene Friday morning to go over the damages. Neighborgall said he couldn't put a dollar amount on his losses.
No one was injured.
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