Homeowner falls off roof while preparing for Hurricane Dorian in Avon Park

Highlands County

(Photo: Highlands County Fire Rescue)

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Highlands County homeowner survived after falling from a roof while preparing for Hurricane Dorian.

The Highlands County Fire Rescue said paramedics responded to a “trauma call” in Avon Park Lakes Estates on Monday morning.

The agency said the homeowner was on his roof preparing for the storm when he fell off a ladder and hit the ground 10 feet below.

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials are now urging residents to use extra caution while making final preparations for the storm.

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