Ahlers Roofing & Construction in North Richland Hills, Texas, is used to helping residents restore their roofs following severe storms. In this case, though, it’ll need to take care of its own roof following a tornado.
According to WBAP, a tornado that blew through Tarrant County on Dec. 13 damaged swathes of homes and businesses. Among them was Ahlers Roofing & Construction, where the twister ripped off about a third of the roof. Photos posted on Facebook by the company shows a power pole that fell onto the building and damaged company vehicles, at least one of which was on its side.
According to WBAP, the total damage is anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000.
In its Facebook post, Ahlers Roofing said no one was injured and that they’re already working on repairing the building. True to a roofing contractor’s work ethic, the company is encouraging people affected by the storm to reach out for assistance with their homes.
“We are mobilized and ready to help,” the company said on Facebook.
Tornado warnings were issued just after 8 a.m., and the National Weather Service confirmed via radar that a tornado was spotted four minutes later. The North Richland Hills Police stated that 20 houses and businesses reported damage but that no injuries were reported as of Tuesday afternoon.
“The city is looking into the damage reports to determine what needs may arise regarding large trash and debris from the storm,” the North Richland Hills Police said in a written statement.