Storm rips off half of 800 sq m roof in one piece in Pavlodar28 april 2014, 23:53
The roof of a five-story apartment building in Pavlodar has been ripped off in one piece by a storm this weekend, Tengrinews reports citing the Department of Emergency Situations of Pavlodar Oblast.
The roof was around 800 square meters large, and half of it was torn off by the storm. A number of apartments were damaged as well: smashed windows and dented conditioning systems. The city authorities are now deciding on how to help the people in the affected apartments.
One of the schools in Pavlodar had its windows shattered by the storm and the city's streets are now showcasing bent and fallen trees, crooked road signs and damaged billboards. A part of the regional children dentistry roof was damaged. And a SUV parked in the street got hit by a kiosk rooted out by the wind.
The record of the cases of destruction continues into other areas of the oblast. A school in Margulan village lost 400 square meters of its roof. More than 1000 square meters of roof were blown off the Community Center in the village of Ivanovka. A school in Zholkuzduk village lost 274 square meters of its roofing.
The strong wind tore off the roof from Aksu railway station and left a specialized boarding school without any roof altogether blowing all of its 500 square meters off. Besides, a roof ripped off from a privet house in Aksu ended up an unwanted shelter for two nearby cars.
Fortunately no one got injured or killed in the storm as the Emergency Department had release a strong wind warning and most of the people stayed indoors that day.