Velma Floyd explains the damage in her bedroom at Timberlake Court Apartments in Beaumont on Thursday, June 14, 2007. Contractors were making roof repairs when a storm hit Beaumont. Although they tried to cover the roof, water leaked in and damaged several apartments.
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Items inside Velma Floyd's closet remain damaged at Timberlake Court Apartments. The flat-roof design of the apartments doesn't divert water as well as a gabled roof during storms.
The living room of Velma Floyd's apartment remains damaged at Timberlake Court Apartments.
The ceiling in Noemi Echavarria's apartment remains damaged as a roofing chute is visible outside her window at Timberlake Court Apartments.
Lamar University student Noemi Echavarria has already changed apartments due to similar roof damage at Timberlake Court Apartments.
Please read "Apartment ceilings come down with rain" by Dee Dixon.