Pecan Creek residents displaced after roof blown off apartment building

By: Helen Headlee Email
By: Helen Headlee Email

It's moving day for the residents of 6 apartments at the Pecan Creek complex. after high winds took off the roof to the building during a storm Wednesday night.

Haylie Westenhofer saw it all firsthand when she went to help a friend in an upstairs apartment.

"There's water coming out of her light fixtures, out of her ceilings, like there's bubbles of it," she said.

Westenhofer lived just downstairs. But since she was forced to move out after the collapse she doesn't know where she'll call home.

"Everywhere I called today said four month waiting list and they can't do anything for me," Westenhofer said.

While Westenhofer didn't lose the roof over her head, Ardmore Fire Department captain Brian McDaniel said the city building inspector condemned the whole building.

"With no roof, there's no way to protect them to keep them from getting damaged, the electrical systems and whatnot in the building," said McDaniel.

Signs around the building state that the structure is unsafe for human occupancy, and anyone using the building after Thursday will be prosecuted.

For now, Westenhofer's belongings are going to a friend's house, and she's staying with her mother until she finds a new home.

"And so we have to be out by sundown whether we have somewhere to go or not," she said.

Fire officials said nobody was hurt, and Red Cross is offering assistance to displaced residents.

We tried to speak with apartment management, but they declined.


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