2:56 p.m. Wednesday
Staff Writer John A. Williams reports
Repair and cleaning crews are descending on
neighborhoods in the aftermath of a tornado as it ripped through the community Tuesday. At the same time, those displaced by the storm are looking for a place to live.
Jerry Madison, owner of J.L.M. Roofing in Norman, was busy Wednesday assessing roof damage to houses in the Homestead addition north of Danforth and
. He said he expects roofers will be hard at it for weeks to come.
“The hail is like a ball-peen hammer,” he said. “It leaves bruises on the fiber glass in the shingle. A homeowner might think they didn’t get any damage to the roof but it will show up in about six months.”
said homeowners should have an adjuster inspect their roofs even if they don’t see any damage. “The worst thing they can do is just walk out and look,”
said. “It takes a closer inspection to see damage left by hail.”
April Jackson and her family have lived in the same house in the
addition for 11 years. With the roof completely gone and the interior soaked she said they’re looking for a place to live for at least six months.
“Hope we can get it fixed in that time,” she said. “We’re looking for a rent house in this neighborhood.”
Geri Woody and her family also live in the
addition. Her home escaped the type of ruin all around her but suffered roof damage and broken windows. “I’m not sure how much it’s going to be,” she said as she picked up the debris from the front yard.
To her the shock of going through a tornado left her thankful no one was injured despite damage to her home. “We needed a new fence anyway,” she said.
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