Winds rip roof from Brookhaven motel

Published 3:34 pm Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Winds tore off a portion of a motel roof Wednesday afternoon in Brookhaven.

Anna Thomas, assistant manager of America’s Best Value Inn, said the wind lifted a portion of the metal roof and deposited it onto two customer-owned vehicles.

“No one was hurt, thankfully,” Thomas said.

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Insurance and service crews had arrived by 3:30 p.m. to access damage, remove the tin roof from the vehicles and try to temporarily patch the roof before the rains moved in.

Straight line winds of 50 mph and gusts up to 80 mph were expected in the storm system moving into the area Wednesday.