Storm blows roof into trees on Dauphin Island

Mobile County
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DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WKRG) — From the West side to the East side, people living on Dauphin Island woke up to damage from Sunday morning’s storm.

Lisa Evans said, “I looked up and I saw that and at first I thought oh my God there’s a boat in my tree.” Evans went outside and found her neighbor’s roof sitting in her front yard. She said, “I realized it was siding. I thought it was my house, but then I realized it was not my house.”

Evans has been living on the East side of Dauphin Island for two years now. She says she’s never seen anything like this. She said, “Normally my house will shake if I’m upstairs and it’s windy, but I was on the main level and it was shaking, and it’s never done that before.”

We went down the street and found where the roof, now in Evans’s front yard, came from. The woman who lives there showed us just how much damage the storm did. She said, “That window’s gone. That window’s gone.” She said she saw the whole thing as it happened. She said, “I saw it coming and the other person was asleep in bed and I screamed at her, get out now.” She said contractors should be out Monday morning to start putting the roof back on.

The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey to determine what caused the damage. It was determined that the damage was caused by straight-line winds of 70 to 80 mph. The full report can be found here: Dauphin Island Storm Report 

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