Last weeks colossal storm has been compounded in parts of West Virginia by thunderstorms rolling across the area, including a band that struck Roane County Tuesday.

A direct electric strike to the metal roof of a large log home belonging to Bill and Sandy Shreve, in the Mulberry Ridge area at the end of Triplett Road, destroyed the country home.

Mrs. Shreve was home when the strike happened, and noticed smoke coming from the roof. She was able to save some of the family vehicles.

The structure was originally built for a hunting lodge, but was then added to for a permanent dwelling.

Mulberry Ridge is a remote area in Roane above the West Fork of the Little Kanawha, the Richardson area of Calhoun.

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