A house on Leavitt Lane suffered minor damage from a tree that was uprooted during a wind and rain storm that blew into the Virgin Valley quite suddenly late Monday afternoon, April 29. Homeowner Celeste Broderick said “We were outside with our kids when the wind started blowing. Just a few seconds before the tree fell, we told the kids to get inside the house. As soon as we were inside, the tree blew over and hit the corner of the roof.”
Shadam Broderick, Celeste’s husband, said there was no damage inside the home. “Nothing’s changed but my attitude,” Shadam said as he spent most of Tuesday cleaning up the tree and cutting it into firewood.
The storm had sustained winds of 23 mph with gusts up to 35-40 mph. The temperature just before the storm hit was 68 degrees at 5:10 p.m. At 5:45 p.m. the recorded temperature dropped to 51 degrees. Only 0.01 inches of rain fell during the storm.