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Posted: Feb 18, 2013 6:11 PM

Updated: Feb 18, 2013 10:16 PM

McALLEN - Homeowners affected by a hailstorm in 2012 are still feeling the effects of the storm even after repairs were made to their homes.

Oscar Cepeda said any sign of a storm makes him nervous. He decided to board up some of the windows on his home.

‘They said there would be another hard storm. That's why we put all this wood," Cepeda said.

He said the boards will stay in place.

"Just in case there's another storm right now," he said.

The March, 2012, storm tore apart his brand new home. He bought the home four months before the storm.

"All these windows busted ... all of them busted," Cepeda.

He invested $20,000 into repairing his roof, windows and floors. Only $8,000 of that money came from his insurance company.

"The check they sent me just covered the labor costs," Cepeda said.

Cepeda said he will not be caught with his guard down. The boards on his windows are part of his plan to keep his home safe from storms.

"It doesn't bother me. Nobody sees it in the back yard. It's just the alley. It doesn't bother me. I just leave it up and let it hit the wood instead," Cepeda said.

Topics: oscar cepeda, mcallen, storm, hail

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