'It was scary’: Storm rips portion of roof off home in North Myrtle Beach

'It was scary’: Storm rips portion of roof off home in North Myrtle Beach
Strong winds rip off parts of a roof at a North Myrtle Beach home.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Several homes in North Myrtle Beach sustained damage in Thursday night’s storm.

According to North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, a home in the 2400 block of N. Ocean Boulevard had a portion of its roof blown off.

Several homes in North Myrtle Beach sustained damage in Thursday night’s storm.
Several homes in North Myrtle Beach sustained damage in Thursday night’s storm. (Source: NMB Fire Rescue)

Homeowner Mimi Hankins said she is just thankful no one was injured and said the damage could have been a lot worse. She said she stayed up late last night because the rain kept her awake.

“It was, it was scary but nothing I haven’t been through before, so I didn’t think that much about it. I just knew it was heavy winds and heavy rain. But it didn’t scare me enough to move, I still want to be here," Hankins said.

She said when she first heard loud noises coming from outside, she assumed it was pieces of her siding coming off and not the roof.

Hankins said they bought the home just before Hurricane Hugo but said she didn’t live there during the storm. She said the damage from Thursday night’s wind was greater than anything she had seen from recent hurricanes.

Her son and other neighbors came by the home on Friday to help tear down and take away parts of the roof that still hung onto the side of the home.

“The remaining debris we located overnight was from patio/deck furniture as well as trash containers,” North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue said on their Facebook page. “Other homes also had some vinyl siding and/or roof flashing removed but nothing beyond cosmetic damages were noted.”

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