Home Depot suffers wind damage


By Mike Ullery - [email protected]



Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua firefighters keep watch on the roof of the Piqua Home Depot store on Friday afternoon high winds blew a portion of the rubberized roof off the building. As the roof blew off, it damaged several HVAC units and ripped natural gas lines loose.


PIQUA — Friday’s high winds led to damage at the Piqua Home Depot store.

Piqua Fire Department responded to the Home Depot on East Ash Street on the report of a possible gas leak around 3 p.m.

Upon their arrival, it was discovered that a large portion of the business’ rubberized roof had been ripped from the building by high wind.

As the roof was torn loose, it damaged several of the 16 HVAC units on top of the building. Natural gas lines leading to several of the units were ripped loose, causing the leak.

The business was evacuated and Vectren was requested to respond to the scene.

Home Depot was closed while investigators determined the extent of the damage.

No one was injured and it was unclear how long the business would remain closed.

The gusty weather resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a wind advisory for Miami County until early Friday evening.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua firefighters keep watch on the roof of the Piqua Home Depot store on Friday afternoon high winds blew a portion of the rubberized roof off the building. As the roof blew off, it damaged several HVAC units and ripped natural gas lines loose.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_021916mju_pfd_weather_homedepot-1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Piqua firefighters keep watch on the roof of the Piqua Home Depot store on Friday afternoon high winds blew a portion of the rubberized roof off the building. As the roof blew off, it damaged several HVAC units and ripped natural gas lines loose.

By Mike Ullery

[email protected]

Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335.

Reach Mike Ullery at (937) 451-3335.

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