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Tornado-like storm tears shingles off roofs in Goleta

January 19, 2010 |  2:33 pm

An apparent tornado in Goleta this morning tore shingles off roofs, uprooted a tree, knocked over a basketball hoop and slammed down a fence, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

David Sadecki, a spokesman for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, said "a destructive path" was visible in the neighborhood after the 10:30 a.m. event.

-- Steve Chawkins

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