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High winds rip roof off barn in Botetourt County

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BOTETOURT COUNTY - High winds ripped the roof off a barn in Botetourt County. The owner said two horses were inside at the time.

Scottie Campbell said the animals are okay and luckily no one was hurt.

Campbell was inside her home when she heard the heavy winds outside. She looked out the window and couldn't believe her eyes when she saw the barn roof flying through the air.

"I just said 'Lord are we going to die,'" said Campbell. "I could feel it coming through. When I looked up, I could see everything was coming through the windows, you could feel the pressure coming through the glass in my office and all of a sudden I just saw the roof lift up, go across the pasture, up over the guide wires."

Campbell says this is the second time severe weather has damaged one of her barns. She says she's thankful no one was hurt.

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