(08/09/2006)

High winds ripped the roof from the old
Metheney Funeral Home building in Elizabeth

Roof debris was scattered on Elizabeth streets

High winds swept across the Ohio Valley into central West Virginia Monday night, including Wirt County, which reported several areas of heavy damage.

In Elizabeth roofs were ripped off and trees downed.

The former Metheney Funeral Home building in Elizabeth, which currently housed the Hope Shop, a used clothing shop and food pantry run by the Wirt Ministerial Alliance and the offices of the Wirt County Journal, lost its entire roof.

Part of the Metheney building roof, plus some bricks, landed on top of the roof of the old Coplin Clinic building, which is owned by Robert Lowe Jr. and Sr.

The Lowes believe their roof is going to be okay once the debris is removed.

Trees were downed, including this one
near the historic Little Kanawha Hotel

There was a large downed tree in the yard of a home located on Courthouse Square and in front of the old Kanawha Hotel building.

According to the homeowners, trees fell on a large swimming pool and a riding mower.

(Photos courtesy of Diane Ludwig)


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