Kinston Family Has Roof Blown Off Home

Strong winds blew the roof off a mobile home in Lenoir County during Wednesday's wicked thunderstorms.

Emotions ran high for Vickie Powell after she came home from work to find the roof torn away from her home on Carrie Hill Road.

Debris and dirt covered the inside of the home after a storm Wednesday afternoon forced ceiling to collapse. Powell says nobody was inside the home at the time. The homeowners believe it's best to keep a positive attitude through tragedy.

The Red Cross supplied the couple with food, water, and shelter. The Powells say they do have insurance.


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  • by Eddie Location: Dudley on Jun 25, 2010 at 11:33 PM
    This lady lost her home! Doesn't matter it was a trailor or a stick built home. It was her HOME! Hope the only person smiling or grousing over where she chose to live is Conner MH.
  • by La Grange Living Location: Kinston on Jun 17, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    Being the wife of a family of Electricians who must travel all over the US due to hurricanes and severe weather, My husband has seen many of HOUSES, Brick ones at that torn apart, We live in a trailor, and have had many updates done, and its only a 2004 model. I own my own business and my husbands job pays well, we prefer to keep our trailor because it allows us to spend more money for enjoyable things. These people may feel the same, it doesnt matter if you live in a concrete building, weather is unpredictable and things can happen, so for all the negative comments being left, you nor your HOME whatever it may be, is weather proof...I guess the people who lost their homes in New Orleans due to water should have bought waterproof homes too huh? God bless these people who have damage to their homes, and I bet they are thankful it was only the roof and not the entire home...
  • by Jeff on Jun 17, 2010 at 02:14 PM
    Conner, you said: "Ah, listen closely...you can hear the poor people whine". what is your problem? This family lost what they called there home, at least temporarily. This story is about them, not what you think of people living in mobile homes. I grew up in mobile homes and like them. I bought a stick built house 3 years ago, and if i could go back and do it differently i'd bought a doublewide. You just need to quit being so heartless. just ask yourself, what if it was your home and you and your kids (if you have any) didnt have a place to stay? I hope this family affected has a quick repair done on there home so life can get back to normal for them.
  • by Conner MH on Jun 17, 2010 at 02:14 PM
    I understand your outrage but I didn't have any damage.
  • by Krys Location: Duplin County on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    Conner MH you need to watch your comments because next time it might be you and your family losing your home. I live in a 1991 single wide TRAILOR yes a trailor.. and it has been through hurricanes and still standing. I could afford a newer home but why put myself in debt just to live up to stupid peoples standards like yours? The only person that has a right to judge is the good Lord and I pray for you when your day comes for judgement that he has mercy on you. The comments you made are so heartless! I couldnt imagine coming home from a hard days work and not having anywhere to lay my head down that night. Some people need to think about things before they speak....
  • by resident of Location: williamston on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:01 AM
    To ANONOMOUS.....YES I CAN SAY THAT MY 20000,00 HOUSE IS PD FOR, BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT THE STORY WAS ABOUT.....THINK OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HOME!!!! SHAME ON THE SELFISH AND UNCARING PEOPLE WHO MADE SUCH NEGATIVE COMMENTS...IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE OR WHAT YOU LIVE IN....AS LONG AS YOU CAN CALL IT HOME
  • by Me Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2010 at 09:57 AM
    Those people who are so negative about mobile homes are not negative about the trailers but the owners themselves. You can't judge a person because they live in a particular type of home. I suspect that these people who are so crass and crude are, in reality, very unhappy people. They need something worth living for to keep them busy so they don't spend so much time railing on about those who don't meet their personal standards. Good thing God doesn't judge like they do.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    I live in a double wide home. It sits on concrete foundation just like a stick build house. It is underpined with bricks. I have just had a metal roof on it. I have had hardwood floors put down. I have a front porch attached to the house. I have a two car garauge attached to the house. I have no tires lift on the axel and I have not tongue to hook up to to move it. It is anchored down. I have 1800 square feet of living area. I have no title to it, had that all changed and it is considered as real estate . My description at the tax office says factory build house.And it is 20 years old--but my house is paid for. You who down what I have need to walk in my shoes. Can you say your $2000,000 house is paid for. And the last time I looked I can do the same thing in my house as you can do in yours. Eat,sleep and live. Rember No matter what you live in--one day you will leave this earth and I have NEVER seen a u-haul behind a herse.Now lets see you throw rocks.
  • by J Location: NC on Jun 17, 2010 at 08:48 AM
    I would love to be a fly on the wall when the good Lord swats you for this comment !!! :) CONNOR MH
  • by amazed on Jun 17, 2010 at 06:53 AM
    I cannot believe some of the nasty comments written. First of all this is someone's home. It doesn't matter if it is not up to your particular standards. Secondly, who said it was a Section 8 place? did I miss that in the story? If I did I apologize, but again, would you rather the family be homeless? Third, thank God the family is safe!
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