When a storm makes landfall, the main concern is not usually water but the wind. This is because when the wind is strong enough, it can wreak a lot of havoc such as damage to persons and property from debris, some of which may very well be parts of your roof.
Ironically, while wind may do the initial damage, the real problem is that it leaves your property exposed to water, ranging from small leaks to true downpours. It is not unusual for an entire roof to be carried off, such as in 2008 when Hurricane Ike capped the property damage to Texas which had been besieged that year with other record storms including Hurricane Hanna and Gustav. When this happens, it is important to get emergency roof repair done to minimize damage to the property and its contents as well as to secure the safety of the people.
Delaying emergency repairs to a badly-damaged roof is a bad idea even if the storm had already passed. One could come along at any time, and even ordinary rainfall can ruin appliances, machines, walls, carpets, electrical systems…the list goes on and on when it comes to water getting in. The cost of emergency roof repair will seem like chump change when considering the alternative.
Not all roofing companies offer emergency roof repair services, however. This is because it requires a lot of dedication to be available with little or no notice to undertake what may be a dangerous situation. When a roof fails, there is the danger of collapse, electrocution, and a host of other accidents-waiting-to-happen even with an experienced technician.
It would be good to find a company that does offer such services in case you ever need them. One company that does offer 24/7 emergency roof repair in the Austin area is Black Slate Roofing at http://www.austinroofingrepaircompany.com/.