stormPostDENTON — When you walk into some neighborhoods in Denton, some homes have signs in front of their yards, others don’t.

Houses claimed by storms and hail last week are now being claimed by contractors.

Those lawns that aren’t marked are “targets,” according to Randy Kempf, who was getting his roof checked by a contractor.

In the neighborhood, Mother Nature’s wrath was on full display; windows were broken and roof shingles were pierced by last week’s tornado-producing storms.

On Wednesday, the Insurance Council of Texas estimated the storms caused about $300 million in damage. They reported about 24,000 vehicles and 12,000 homes damaged.

But those looking for a quick fix may be disappointed by some opportunistic contractors canvassing their neighborhood who may be gone the next week.