Winds rip roof off Four Oaks home

Posted June 17, 2018 9:18 p.m. EDT

— Straight-line winds are suspected of ripping a roof off a Johnston County home Sunday evening.

Residents at a home at 756 Sedgewood Drive in Four Oaks said they heard the top blow off their house shortly after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning in the area.

Firefighters worked to secure the heavily damaged structure, covering the open roof and furniture below with large tarps.

“The whole top is gone out in the bedroom. The rest of the house, downstairs is fine, but those steps are damaged. The porch has pulled away from the house,” said Assistant Fire Chief Tim Purvis.

Fire crews said one resident of the home sustained a minor bruise to her arm, but no serious injuries were reported.

A building inspector will determine if the home is safe.

Spotty but severe storms moved through the Triangle on Sunday afternoon and several other downed trees and power lines were reported in Johnston and Harnett counties as the storms moved through.