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Business owner: 'I didn't know mother nature was going to take it all out'

Park's roof after the storm last Friday (Source: KLTV Staff) Park's roof after the storm last Friday (Source: KLTV Staff)
Construction workers finishing the temporary roof (Source: KLTV Staff) Construction workers finishing the temporary roof (Source: KLTV Staff)
Park is hoping to have a new aluminum roof soon (Source: KLTV Staff) Park is hoping to have a new aluminum roof soon (Source: KLTV Staff)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  Strong winds last Friday peeled back the aluminum roof of a Tyler warehouse. Thursday, the owner of that business was preparing the structure for another round of storms and strong winds. Tae Park says he's taking these precautions to prevent more damage.

"I didn't know mother nature was going to take it all out," business owner Tae Park said.

Last Friday,  Park told us he had just left his warehouse when he got a call from someone who drove by his business and saw the damage.

"He said your roof blew up," Park said. "I said what are you talking about so I came up here. It just kind of came apart."

The business owner said he is insured and that wind damage is part of that coverage. Less than a week later, he is spending the day preparing for yet another storm.

"The insurance adjuster came out a few days ago and they said they won't have a quote until this Friday, but my job is to make sure there's not any more damage," Park said.

Park says another storm only means more problems so he called a different company to do what he calls an emergency repair. It's a temporary fix that Park says could cost up to $8,500.

"If I didn't have this roofer come out and do this quick patch after tomorrow, with the big storm, I might get more damage and I would have to claim more money for insurance," Park said. "You can't predict mother nature and what it's going to do tomorrow. It might be sunny tomorrow; we might have snow tomorrow."

Not knowing what to expect Thursday, Park says he is just hopeful to soon have another aluminum roof.

"I'm trying to put it back the way it was because I really enjoyed it because it didn't leak," Park said.

Thursday's construction workers say the temporary roof should be in place by the end of the day and should be able to withstand the storm.

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