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A family of five, including an elderly person who was bedridden, was evacuated Tuesday after high winds tore off a portion of the roof of their mobile home in the Lake Logan area of Haywood County.

The call came into Haywood County 911 Communications at 4:02 p.m. and responders from the Lake Logan Fire Department were on the scene by 4:09 p.m.

 

Haywood County was under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. Tuesday. No significant flooding was reported.

 

“The insulation from the roof was strewn throughout the neighborhood and water was leaking into the home,” said Joey Webb, 911 Communications director. “There was a substantial leak around the breaker box, so the power had to be disconnected.”

 

Webb said the mobile home was built in the 1970s and the family did not have homeowner’s insurance. The chaplain for the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and Haywood Christian Ministry provided lodging for the family for the night and the Haywood County Rescue Squad provided transportation for the bedridden family member. The Haywood County Dept. of Social Services is working with the family to provide any services possible.

 

In addition to this incident, Haywood County Emergency Services also responded to a rock slide at the entrance to the double tunnels on the eastbound side of Interstate 40 until an incident team from the N.C. Dept. of Transportation arrived.

For more information, contact:
David Teague, Public Information Coordinator
Haywood County
828-452-7305; 828-400-9691 or
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