Roofs ripped off by winds

The part of the roof that blew off Frank “Andy” Brathwaite’s house on Monday. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

(Nation News) Two families in two neighbouring parishes lost sections of their roofs yesterday as Tropical Storm Dorian passed Barbados, leaving minor damage in its wake.

For 86-year-old Oliver Wiltshire, of Welch Village, St John, even though he had sought the safe refuge of his daughter’s home before the storm struck, learning of the damage left him feeling “upset”.

Carolyn Sealy told THE NATION her dad suffered with heart problems, and they had to gently break the bad news to him of the damage to the home he built and lived in for more than 50 years.

“He was originally from College Land, St John, but he built that house to make all of us comfortable,” she said. “Actually, he was not a mason; he worked for the Ministry of Transport and Works doing roadworks and he planted cane and sweet potatoes on the side.” (SB)

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