WHEATLAND, Wis. (AP) — Having a tornado demolish her home was bad enough. But weeks later when Ann Beam received a $2,000 cable bill for destroyed equipment, she was floored.

"I just couldn't believe it," Beam said. "I was like, 'What are they thinking?"'

Time Warner Cable billed a number of Wheatland residents for equipment damaged in the Jan. 7 twister.

Beam called the cable company, but a man who identified himself as a manager said there was nothing the company could do.

However, Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Celeste Flynn said Beam's case was simply a misunderstanding. "All they will need to do is call, and we will take the equipment off their account."