Repairing tornado damages

By Denise Jackson

February 19, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM CDT

PEKIN, Ill. -- Warmer temperatures are giving way to repairs at a Pekin home damaged by the November tornadoes.

The storms did more than $10,000 worth of roof damage to Harold and Juanita Gibson's house and garage.

A crew spent Wednesday morning putting new shingles on, but they had to work around the melting snow.

The Gibson's say the damage was much worse than they initially thought.

"I didn't even see it at first. But when I looked out front I saw shingles and I didn't see any houses on the other side of the street with that color shingle. So I went out and looked and I had to walk the entire block to pick up shingles," Harold Gibson said.

Gibson says the damage was so bad that every time the wind blew shingles would fly off of his house and garage.