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image Hollie Hocchaus lost the roof on her mobile home during Friday's high winds.

June 22, 2022
Friday’s wind blew roof off of a Tooele mobile home

Friday’s high winds huffed and puffed and blew the roof off of a mobile home in Grandview Village on the west side of Tooele City.

Hollie Hochhaus owns and lives in the mobile home with her two children, a 15-year-old and a 5-year-old. 

Hochhaus wasn’t home when the roof came off, but a neighbor called her and sent a photo of her damaged mobile home. She rushed home to find that the wind had torn off the roof covering her living room and kitchen.

Hochhaus, who works as a delivery driver, said she tried to purchase insurance on the mobile home when she bought it about a year and a half ago, but her insurer told her that the home was too old to insure.

Hochhaus is now left with a mobile home with about one-quarter of the roof missing and no insurance to cover repairs.

“I have no idea of what to do,” she said. “If it doesn’t rain I guess we’ll be OK for a while.”

The American Red Cross provided Hochhaus with $515 in emergency funds.

After hearing Hochhaus’ story, several contractors stopped by her house offering advice and assistance.

“With the damage that has currently been done from this wind storm I am looking at the possibility of having to completely rebuild this roof,” she said.

Hochhaus started a gofundme account at www.gofundme.com/f/emergency-roof-repair-from-wind-damage.

 

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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