Hilo home heavily damaged by Monday's storm

Published On: Dec 31 2013 01:41:33 PM HST
Updated On: Dec 31 2013 01:48:46 PM HST

The storm on Dec. 30 sent part of the roof of a Hilo home flying and left one resident with minor injuries.

HILO, Hawaii -

Hawaii County fire officials say a Hilo home was heavily damaged by Monday's storm and the home's roof was thrown about 250 feet.

Fire crews responded Monday just before 5 p.m. near the intersection of Hoopuni Street and Iloko Street.

Fire officials say a 30-foot-by-30-foot section of the roof was thrown about 250 feet to the southwest of the home.  While in the air, the roof struck the top of a 30-foot-tall utility pole dislodging the cross beam and high tension power lines.

There was also heavy water damage to the residence and its contents.  Fire officials say one-third of the home had the roof attached.

Two people were home at the time -- one sustained minor injuries.

Damage was estimated at $80,000.  The Red Cross is helping the family of four with housing, food, household items and clothing.

PHOTOS: Big Island storm - Dec. 30, 2013

Click here to see more pictures from the Dec. 30 storm on the Big Island.


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