City urges owners with flat rooftops to inspect for damage - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/6/10

City urges owners with flat rooftops to inspect for damage

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Starbuck's at 82nd Street and Quaker Avenue Starbuck's at 82nd Street and Quaker Avenue

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Inspectors for the city of Lubbock say they've received less than a handful of calls from building owners concerned about their roofs.

The city urged owners with flat roof tops to check them after heavy rains across the South Plains this weekend. The request followed the roof collapse at Starbuck's at 82nd Street and Quaker Avenue Saturday night.

Starbuck's was the second roof to collapse due to heavy rains this year. The roof over The Nest flower shop and Rear Boutique at 13th Street and University Avenue also collapsed back in April.

The City is asking for Lubbock citizens to call 3-1-1, the Citizens Call Center, to report residential or commercial buildings that may have flood damage.

Steve O'Neal, the City's Chief Building Official asks that residents that have concerns about possible damage to their homes, or business owners that are concerned about the infrastructure of their commercial building, to please call 3-1-1 from a hard-line or a wireless phone within the Lubbock city limits. If your phone providers are not set up for calls to 3-1-1, you can call 775-3000.

O'Neal stated, "Anyone with inquiries may call 3-1-1 and those concerns will be input into a system and assigned to a City building inspector."

3-1-1 is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., citizens may use the Citizen Portal http://cportal.ci.lubbock.tx.us/ and enter a request under Building Inspection Department – Report Flood Damage.

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