LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Residents of Leavenworth, Kan., spent much of Thursday cleaning up after Wednesday's storms. One of the hardest hit buildings was the town's roller skating center.
Kay and Ron Beaman own the Wheel Thing Skating Center. They got a call from a friend Wednesday evening telling them the storm damaged the roof of their skating rink. They were surprised to see that part of their rooftop was gone.
"I was expecting a little damage, and there was all that you see," Ron Beaman said.
The mangled aluminum and steel from the roof landed in Ken Tilson's yard as his family ate dinner.
"At first when we saw the insulation in the back yard, we thought that the roof had come off of our house, we weren't quite sure what to think," Tilson said.
Tilson believes if the roof had landed on the other side of his home, someone would have been hurt.
He's thankful that his family is only concerned about cleaning up.
The Beamans agreed.
"If it had been a winter month, we'd possibly have a school party, so were very thankful that nobody was here. All this can be replaced," Ron Beaman said.
The rink will be closed for now, but the Beamans plan to repair and reopen as soon as possible.
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