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Defying the winds

NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Defying the winds

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Concrete blocks on the roof of a house at Free Hill, St George, tell a story of how Terrance Drayton fought the winds of Tropical Storm Tomas that hit Barbados on October 30.
Drayton, 35, is deaf and dumb, but rushed to the aid of his family after he was awakened by his sisters.
His mother Virginia Drayton said that she awoke to find Terrence trying to secure the roof by placing bricks on it.
“Because he is deaf, he was asleep and couldn’t hear the wind, so his sisters had to wake him up and tell him what was going on,” she stated.
The house is insured against fire and she would soon be seeking to insure it against hurricanes as well. (CT)