“Storms make oaks take deeper root.”   -George Herbert

OWNERS NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2019 

 TORNADO – In the late afternoon of Sunday, June 9th, a confirmed EF-2 tornado touched down in Copperas Cove near Grimes Crossing Road and Big Divide Road. Wind speeds are reported to have reached 115 MPH. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado path was close to a mile long with damage to properties on either side of the path. We are in the process of inspecting all of the properties we manage in the vicinity of tornado’s path and will notify owners of any significant damage we find. At this time, none of the properties we manage sustained major damage that we are aware of. Thus far, damage to properties we manage has consisted of missing and/or broken shingles, damage to older privacy fences, and some damaged storage sheds. With the exception of one house in Kempner, none of the damage we’ve come across has warranted filing an insurance claim.

CONTACT US – Reports of the tornado via social media have prompted many property owners to call and e-mail us regarding the status of their properties. E-mailing us is best and we will reply to all e-mails promptly. Inspecting all of the properties we manage in the Copperas Cove area will take some time, but we will get this done as quickly as possible. If you suspect that your property has been damaged and prefer to have it inspected immediately, please notify your insurance company and send us a follow-up e-mail.

CAUTION – When storms or tornadoes impact an area, it is common for opportunists to swarm in and take advantage of unsuspecting property owners. We have spoken to some renters that have already had roofing companies tell them that we or the property owners directed them to inspect their homes. Beware of these companies or individuals that may only be looking to make a quick profit off the misfortune of others. If you are contacted by anyone you do not know or that you have never conducted business with, it would be wise to direct them to our office. As your property management company, we have your back and can ensure that any work performed on your property is done legitimately and by reputable contractors.

David Gerke

Broker

Posted by: juliem on June 11, 2019
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