Twisters Wreak Havoc on Auto Glass in Dallas
April 4, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

An outbreak of tornadoes swept through the Dallas and Forth Worth areas of Texas yesterday leaving behind home and automotive destruction. The Weather Channel estimated 13 tornadoes touched down in total and the National Weather Service is observing damage today to estimate the strength of the tornadoes.

As typical in any outbreak of tornadoes, auto glass damage was prevalent. Some auto glass shops were so busy trying to help customers that they didn’t even have time to report the damage to™.

“I’m sorry, but we just do not have time to talk right now,” says a representative from Scorpio Autoglass in Dallas, Texas.

A representative at Accent Auto Glass in Dallas said that the shop was not damaged, but that they were exceptionally busy and “running around like crazy” with a lot of vehicles that needed the windshield and backlite fixed.

Automotive damage seems to be common throughout the area, however no auto glass shops that we have spoken with have sustained any damage to the shop or shop’s vehicles.

“Glass Doctor of North Texas, owned by Larry Patterson, is operating in emergency mode with extended hours at this time,” says Rebecca Broaddus, public relations specialist for Glass Doctor. “The shop was not hit by a tornado, but the area was struck by hail and severe thunderstorms. Last night, they were doing board-ups and glass services caused by the storms until nearly 11 p.m.”

“Safelite locations in Dallas were not hit by the tornado and are up and running,” says Safelite spokesperson Melina Metzger. “We started the day with higher volume in Dallas, but it’s too soon to know the full impact. We’ll monitor it over the next several days to determine if additional technician and logistical support will be needed.”

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