Lincoln County receives little damage in Wednesday storms

Published 8:45 am Thursday, March 31, 2022

Lincoln County fared well overall as a potentially hazardous weather system moved through the area Wednesday.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Director Chris Reid said the majority of reports made to officials were of downed trees, limbs and power lines.

The only “real” damage occurred around 1:30 p.m. when winds lifted the roof from a motel on Magee Drive.

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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.

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.