Donna Coil, who lives on Chrisman Road across from Tracy Golf & Country Club, was shocked to see her 18-by-21-foot steel shed sitting on top of a motor home. The shed is almost as big as a two-car garage, Coil said.
The shed's tumbling act was only one reported mishap on a day when a days-long winter storm brought heavy winds and more rain to the Central Valley.
Crews were busy around the county today fixing downed power lines, responding to accidents and clearing away broken trees and fallen limbs.
In the past 24 hours, the storm has dumped 0.46 inches on Tracy alone.
But it was high winds that startled Coil, who said she “did not hear a thing” and simply went outside this morning to see her shed on top of the motor home.
Everything that was kept in the shed was still in order, just minus the shed. That led Coil to at first assume her son, Steve Pailpott, moved the things outside — that was until she saw the shed.
Coil has had the shed since May 2008 and says her contract stated that the shed should be able to sustain winds up to 90 mph.
She does not believe, however, that the winds reached that speed, even in the windy area next to the golf course.
Coil said she’s contacted her insurance agent and an adjuster will look at the shed and take pictures.