Sounds like you needed some of OC's awning poles / tie downs. But then again, it sounds like you have the manual awning if it flipped onto the roof. If manual, should've unpinned the arms from the camper, staked down and put ratchet straps from roller to ground. We have OC's poles on our power awning, and had it out a couple of weeks ago with 25-30 kt winds, and it did fine. Although I wouldn't want it to endure much more than that.
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.