Rowlett woman upset with letter from city in wake of tornado

A Rowlett woman, still rebuilding after a tornado hit her home, is upset with the city.

She got a letter asking her to bring her fence up to code.

She received the letter yesterday, and posted it to Facebook.

Unlike some of her neighbors, this woman's home is still standing, but there was substantial damage.

So she was surprised to get a letter in the mail from the city asking her to bring her fence up to code, citing an inspection that was done January 7th, less than two weeks after the tornado.

"Our focus was keeping a roof over our heads at this time and our animals safe," says homeowner Rachel Floran.

Her home has actually come a long way since the December 26th tornado.

She's already had her roof replaced and is working to repair the rest of the damage.

That includes the fence around her backyard.

On Wednesday, Floran says she received a letter in the mail from code enforcement.

It asks her to fix her fence by January 11th or face possible enforcement actions.

"To have this, it's like a slam. You know. Really, a slap in the face. You know, last week we're all working together as neighbors helping each other out," says Floran.

The city says the notices were sent with safety in mind and says homeowners with tornado damage will not be ticketed.

Floran was able to erect a temporary fence that the city said would do the job for now.

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