Operations and Search and Rescue worked together in a combined effort to save what they could of the home of Dexter Charles.
In recounting what led to the damage of his home, Mr. Charles said he was asleep when a little after 4 in the morning he was awoken by the sound of is window slamming.
He said he closed the window and went back to sleep.
Mr. Charles related that he sought cover under his doorway, remaining there until it was safe to come out.
He revealed that when everything calmed down, he saw that a tree had fallen onto his house and damaged the dwelling.
The house that he had called home for 11 years was in danger of being damaged beyond repair.
Fire officers worked hard in an attempt to remove the tree.
It was no easy task since one wrong move would have resulted in the home or a life being lost.
The tree was ultimately successfully removed from the house, but in its wake it left significant damage to the roof of the house.
Stating that he has no idea what his next move will be the security officer is now asking for help in repairing his home.
Following yesterday’s heavy rain and gusty winds that wreaked havoc in many parts of the country several houses in Picton, Laventille lost their rooftops leaving families counting their losses.
One resident in the area said she was startled by the loud sound of the rustling of the wind.
She revealed that it was after that she noticed a sheet of galvanize from her own roof blowing in the wind, a few seconds later the entire rooftop was gone.
The unusually strong winds lasted for approximately one hour, wreaking havoc in the Laventille community.
The resident said while she was thankful that they are safe shethat she was shocked by what transpired.
Clifton Ryan also of the Laventille area, also known as the Mighty Bomber was also counting his losses after he too lost his entire roof.
His daughter who also lives on the same compound in a separate apt also lost everything.