HURRICANE — The roof of a Hurricane City Streets Department shop building was damaged by strong winds Saturday when a severe thunderstorm swept through the area.

Two witnesses said the roof was ripped off by a wind funnel.

"I haven't been able to confirm whether that's what really happened to the roof, but it did receive wind damage," Hurricane Police Chief Lynn Excell said.

Crews also are reviewing wind damage caused to the Hurricane Power substation office building. Both buildings are on 600 North.

Rain fell so heavy and fast during such a short time Saturday afternoon that several storm drains in Hurricane were unable to handle the runoff, Excell said.

"We have had a couple of houses with some water damage, but no injuries have been reported," he said.

Hail ranging in size from a quarter-inch to a half-inch in diameter fell in Hurricane during the storm. Several streets were closed briefly until they were deemed safe.

— Amy Joi O'Donoghue