ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Families who live in Plainview Estates in Ardmore are still coping with the impact of the April 27 tornado that tore through the neighborhood.

A recurring theme in the damage is roofs blown off by the powerful winds.

"There's really no words to explain how I feel about what I see out there," said homeowner Brenda Dyes. "It's heartbreaking... difficult to look at, especially since I have such a small amount of damage,"

A new Oklahoma law could provide help for storm victims in the next year. House Bill 3089, the Strengthen Oklahoma Homes Act, was signed into law on Wednesday.

The legislation will provide funds to qualified homeowners for reinforcement of roofing with impact-resistant shingles and other enhancements.

"There is a lot of homeowners that have damage on their roofs; they think they have coverage, and then they don't have any coverage in their policy, or they don't have a homeowner's policy at all," said Jason Ortiz, owner of Safe Roof in Ardmore. "I know there's a lot of people left holding the bill, and a roof is a big expense."

Applications for the program will be evaluated to favor lower-income homeowners and those living in cities that are more susceptible to harsh weather.

The measure will become effective on November 1., with the first grants schedule to be distributed next year.