Delaware News

Delaware florist's roof damaged by wind

No one was seriously injured when strong winds dumped part of a business’ roof onto a car Tuesday night, April 29, in downtown.

Delaware fire Chief John Donahue said his department responded at about 8:30 p.m. April 29 to a report of wind damage in the first block of West Winter Street. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found two buildings had sustained wind damage. Part of the roof of Gibson the Florist, 19 W. Winter St., had blown onto a nearby car.

Donahue said one person was treated for minor injuries on the scene and released.

The road was closed after firefighters arrived on the scene and was reopened later that night.

The storm also led to power-line damage within city limits. According to the city, low-hanging lines have led to the closure of Ross Street.

The storm also caused a low-hanging line on East Central Avenue, which was already closed for repairs to the pavement and railroad crossing.

—Thomas Gallick

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