Hail Storm Costly for MíFalls Residents
May 06, 2013, 9:00 pm by Emily Zendt
Aprilís hail storm had a widespread impact on the residents of Marble Falls and surrounding areas and their roofs seem to have taken some of the biggest hits.
More building permits valued more than $5,000 were issued in April of last month than in any other month in the past eight years in Marble Falls and almost all of them were for roof repairs due to hail damage, according to city officials.
Last monthís hail storm brought more than 3 inches of rain and hail the size of golf balls to the area.
"That was the most freak thing I have ever seen in my life and Iím from West Texas,Ē said Sally Steward, current Kingsland resident.
Ordinarily, there is a $100 fee for obtaining a building permit but due to the hail storm, the city waived the fee for the month of April. Of the 181 high cost building permits issued last month, 153 were due to hail damage. In April of last year, only 54 permits were issued in April.
The storm was catastrophic for several property and
automobile owners but business was booming for local roofers. "Iím up 100
percent over lasts yearís calendar year,Ē said Pete Reed, one of the owners of
Starr Roofing in Johnson City.
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