Storm blows off roof in Ardmore

By: Amanda Brown Email
By: Amanda Brown Email

ARDMORE, OK--An Ardmore family is left homeless after yesterdays storm blew the roof off their home.

Emergency management officials said winds from last night's storm were as high as 48 miles per hour in Ardmore strong enough to rip a roof from a home.

That is exactly what happened around 9:30 p.m. at a mobile home off of highway 77 in Ardmore. Ashley Lemon said her husband had left for work and she was at home with her two young daughters when she felt a strong gust of wind.

She said when she went to look outside her roof was on the ground. Lemon said she had no idea straight line winds could do this much damage. She and her family are now looking for a new home but she said she feels lucky that she and her kids are alive.

Emergency officials said if winds get up to 58 miles per hour they are considered severe enough to take shelter as you would for a tornado.

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  • by ardmore mom Location: ardmore on Jun 5, 2012 at 04:29 PM
    This family is still homeless and looking for a house. Plz help them, if you know anyone with rental property please contact Ashley 903-267-9742
  • by Jimbo Location: Marietta on Jun 4, 2012 at 08:45 PM
    This is a true disaster! I'm sorry for that family being homeless! The whole area should help them in a time of need!! If this was Africa we would build them a village
  • by J Location: ardmore on Jun 1, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    48mph winds took off a roof? I'd consider a different design on the next one. I would like to say thank you to Amanda Brown, though.
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