The owners of a duplex in tornado ravaged Rowlett, Texas were shocked when Billy L. Nabors Demolition mistakenly tore down their home on Tuesday.
Reporters from WFAA8 in Dallas were also shocked when CEO George Gomez said the situation is “Not a big deal!”
WFAA reports: “Nabors CEO George Gomez refused an on-camera interview but said the crew assigned to the project thought they tore the correct home down until they realized they made a mistake and added the situation is “not a big deal.””
The owners of the tornado damaged duplex say the owners of the demolition company have apologized for the mistake.
The city of Rowlett also weighed in:
“I think this is a huge deal,” city manager Brian Funderburk said. “The homeowners were in the process of trying to figure out what it was going to take to repair their home and now they’re looking at rebuilding it instead. I think this is a very big deal.”
The writer of this article also weighs in: “What was he thinking? How does someone who deals daily with others’ tragedy even have those words in his vocabulary?”
The demolition company was supposed to tear down a different home that was a block away.
One of the owners and her young son survived the December 26 tornado that dislocated hundreds of other families by taking cover in the bathtub.
They were waiting on insurance and a FEMA assistance decision before they decided on repairs.
According to the federal government’s Common Core math, not enough households were impacted by the deadly tornado to qualify for FEMA individual assistance.
FEMA is providing assistance to the local municipalities for clean up and rebuilding.
The State of Texas is appealing FEMA’s decision.
See the Video of the December 26th tornado from BasehuntersChasing:
A large nighttime tornado roars across I-30 in Rowlett, TX causing numerous power flashes and explosions. Tornado continues northward across Lavon Lake and causes damage in Copeville, TX, continuing north along TX-78.
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