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An out-of-town roofer inspects a Red Oak residence Friday afternoon. After the April 12 storm, which included tennis ball sized hail, dozens of contractors came to town looking for work.
After the storm, Red Oak flooded by contractors

 RED OAK — Rick Taylor has been selling insurance in Red Oak for the past four decades and has dealt with more than one severe thunderstorm.

But the aftermath of the first one to hit Red Oak in 2014 has been something unto itself. 

“This is the worst I’ve ever seen in terms of the number of out-of-town roofers,” he said. “I have never, ever, ever seen this many out-of-town roofers come in and prey on our town.”