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Storm rips roof off Scott County barn

There were some scary moments for a worker on a Scott County horse farm when the barn she was working in had the roof torn off.

Hillary Schifferer says she was in the tack room of the barn shortly after noon, when the winds started gusting.

"I just heard a large sheet metal noise," she says.

Hillary rushed outside to see what the noise was.

"I came out and thought something was just blowing by, but realized that we had no roof anymore," she says as wind blew through the empty planks in the barn roof.

Pieces of the roof were scattered throughout the paddock nearby. Inside the bar, Hillary says the horses were restless.

"It was just a scary experience. One of our horses was trying to jump out of a stall and we got the horses calmed down and turned out to the pasture as soon as possible," she says.

This afternoon, Hillary and other farm workers began putting up tarp to cover the gaping hole above. Hillary says her first concern throughout the whole ordeal was the horses.

"It's just scary that animals that can't help themselves could be in danger. I'm just glad that I was there," she says.

Farmworkers told me some of the debris from that roof flew into a utility pole starting an electrical fire. Thankfully they got that put out quickly. National Weather Service officials may investigate the damage over the next couple of days.


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