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Strong winds take roof off building

Workers at KB Construction in Frankfort say they're lucky they weren't hurt when today's storm blew through. They say the storm hit shortly after noon.

"I said, 'Check out the rain it's going sideways!'" says Sam Farley.

But when Farley and Kevin Breek realized the storm meant business, they tried to close their overhead door.

"Rain was picking up and then it got windier and then it just...everything took off," says Breek, the owner of KB Construction.

"I didn't know what to think. I just knew everything was going away and I was getting out of here. Insulation was falling and I saw the roof was gone, then the wall was gone, and then I ran into the office and he was right behind me," says Farley.

Within just a few seconds, the wind had ripped off the roof and back wall of KB Construction. Farley says he and Breek had just put the finishing touches on this workshop.

"We just built all this and it's all gone," he says.

Power was briefly knocked out in the business park. Frankfort Plant Board crews had the lights back on before long. This afternoon, Breek and Farley began picking up the pieces of their business.

"Just get everything worth anything out of here. Anything that can't get wet, get it out as quickly as we can. You just go on."

Workers say they'll store their equipment in a storage facility nearby. National Weather Service officials say they may send a team to investigate the damage in the coming days.


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