Extent of apartment building damage worse than expectedFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Daylight today brought the scope of the damage from our storm into focus and the extent of the damage to a South Fargo apartment complex is worse than expected. We first brought you the story this morning on First News from the Osgood Townsite apartments. 3-buildings had large portions of their roof ripped off amounting to thousands of dollars in damage.
People are still cleaning up the mess that last nights storm left. Just a few miles south of where we are now renters at the Osgood Townsite apartments are dealing with wind, water and more damage than expected and the storm couldn't have come at worse time considering the rental company tells us today is the busiest day of the year to move in and out of Fargo apartments.
The damage is widespread here at Osgood Townsite. One whole corner of an apartment building ripped off for starters. Pieces of siding blown around the pavement.
Trent Hickey – Lives in Storm Damaged Apartment: "Like lighting firecrackers. It sounded like a whole bunch of them going off. Just, nails ripping out of the wood and shingles coming off, vinyl snapping."
Trent Hickey explains the sound he heard inside his apartment as his neighbors rooftop was being ripped off.
"This is my room here in the corner."
Hickey says he had only a few minutes to help get himself and his neighbors to safety.
Trent Hickey: "Me and my roommate were making sure they were safe and got everyone down to the first flood pretty much. But it was a little scary."
3-buildings in the complex lost huge parts of their roofs. Another town home nearby also was torn open.
All in all, 7-buildings in the complex sustained heavy damage. Garage doors torn apart and shingles scattered. All minor considering there was no one injured.
We spoke with people from Property Resource group who owns the apartments who were unable to comment on camera. They said they put at least 3-people up in hotels over night and most of the damage inside apartment is water damage.